PEO - A new hydrate inhibitor polymer

Karaaslan U., Parlaktuna M.

ENERGY & FUELS, vol.16, no.6, pp.1387-1391, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ef0200222
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY & FUELS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1387-1391


The hydrate inhibition potential of four different polymers has been tested in a high-pressure apparatus at high pressures and low temperatures. Aqueous polymer solutions were prepared at 1 wt % concentration. Methane (99.5% purity) was used as hydrate former gas. Hydrate formation rates of the tests were calculated to decide the best inhibitors. A known hydrate inhibitor, poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) and a water-soluble thermoplastic polymer TEO) were determined the best kinetic inhibitors among them.