Special Course: Experimental Investigation of Hydrate Swapping and Dissociation Behavior in the Presence of Sediments and Hydrate Promoters.

Pandey, J. S. (Supervisor), von Solms, N. (Main supervisor)

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Description

Understand gas hydrate formation and dissociation processes in the presence of sediments and promoters Perform experiments to understand these phenomenon Discover mechanisms for hydrate swapping to enable CO2 capture and methane release Description: Gas hydrate, is ice-like substance formed of water and gaseous molecules under suitable thermodynamic conditions (high pressure and low temperature), which is present in marine and permafrost strata. Understanding of gas hydrate formation, dissociation and stability in different sediments is very important for the commercial success of different potential technologies such as CO2 capture, Natural gas storage CH4-CO2 swapping. In this study, we propose to study the hydrate swapping in sediments using different hydrate promoters and effect of hydrate promoters and sediments on methane production and other kinetic properties of the gas hydrate. We will using the selected amino acids and surfactant as promoter during our studies. We will also be studying the gas hydrate self-preservation in sediments in presence of amino acids /surfactants. Whole project motivation comes from previous work done by our group during Jan-June 2019. Kinetic properties to investigate include nucleation time, nucleation temperature, methane recovery, self-preservation, CO2 storage/separation.
Period28 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
ExamineeYousef Jouljamal Daas
Examination held atDepartment of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Degree of RecognitionLocal