Promotion effect of polymers and surfactants on hydrate formation rate

Karaaslan U., Parlaktuna M.

ENERGY & FUELS, cilt.16, sa.6, ss.1413-1416, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1021/ef020023u
  • Dergi Adı: ENERGY & FUELS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1413-1416


The promotion effect of two polymers and three surfactants on methane hydrate formation was investigated in a high-pressure system. For all of the tested chemicals, 1 wt % aqueous solutions were prepared and methane hydrate was formed in those media to detect their effect on hydrate formation rate. It was determined that Igepal-520 is the most effective promoter on methane hydrate formation rate with respect to a reference test carried out by using only pure water.