Promotion effect of polymers and surfactants on hydrate formation rate


Karaaslan U., Parlaktuna M.

ENERGY & FUELS, vol.16, no.6, pp.1413-1416, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ef020023u
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY & FUELS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1413-1416

Abstract

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.