Kinetic study of the effect of amino acids on methane (95%)—propane (5%) hydrate formation

Longinos S. N., PARLAKTUNA M.

Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis, vol.133, no.2, pp.753-763, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 133 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11144-021-02023-7
  • Journal Name: Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.753-763
  • Keywords: Amino acids, Rate of hydrate formation, Environmental friendly, Induction time, GAS HYDRATE, INHIBITION, NUCLEATION, PREVENTION, WATER
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.The motivation for this study is the potential of environmental friendly amino acids such as alanine, histidine, phenylalanine and valine to be examined as inhibitors on methane (95%)—propane (5%) hydrate formation together with the hydrodynamic examination of three different flows in hydrate formation process. The outcomes indicated that valine and alanine behave as promoters while histidine and phenylalanine behave as inhibitors. From hydrodynamic perception radial flow shows less induction time values and better rate of hydrate formation due to better gas liquid contact compared to mixed flow experiments.