Promotion effect of polymers and surfactants on hydrate formation rate

Karaaslan U., Parlaktuna M.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ef020023u
  • Journal Name: ENERGY & FUELS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1413-1416
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.