Advances in the Study of Gas Hydrates

  • Charles E. Taylor
  • Jonathan T. Kwan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Modeling of Hydrates

    1. Maria Carolina Gonzalez Chacin, Richard G. Hughes, Faruk Civan, Charles E. Taylor
      Pages 27-41
    2. George J. Moridis, Timothy S. Collett
      Pages 83-97
  3. Detection of Hydrates

    1. Keith Millheim, Jonathan Kwan, Williams Maurer, William MacDonald, Tom Williams, Ali Kadaster et al.
      Pages 101-116
    2. Haibin Xu, Jianchun Dai, Fred Snyder, Nader Dutta
      Pages 117-139
  4. Laboratory Studies of Hydrates

    1. Ying Irene Zhang, Pallav Jain, Roger Chen, Douglas Elliot, Kyoo Song, Walter Chapman et al.
      Pages 157-171
    2. A. A. Pomeransky, V. R. Belosludov, T. M. Inerbaev
      Pages 173-184
    3. Rudy E. Rogers, Yu Zhong, John A. Etheridge, Larry E. Pearson
      Pages 185-198
    4. Charles E. Taylor, Dirk D. Link, Heather A. Elsen, Edward P. Ladner
      Pages 199-211
    5. William J. Winters, William F. Waite, David H. Mason
      Pages 213-226
    6. Barry M. Freifeld, Timothy J. Kneafsey
      Pages 227-238
    7. Devinder Mahajan, Phillip Servio, Keith W. Jones, Huan Feng, William J. Winters
      Pages 239-250
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-254

About this book


This book had its genesis in a symposium on gas hydrates presented at the 2003 Spring National Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The symposium consisted of twenty papers presented in four sessions over two days. Additional guest authors were invited to provide continuity and cover topics not addressed during the symposium. Gas hydrates are a unique class of chemical compounds where molecules of one compound (the guest material) are enclosed, without bonding chemically, within an open solid lattice composed of another compound (the host material). These types of configurations are known as clathrates. The guest molecules, u- ally gases, are of an appropriate size such that they fit within the cage formed by the host material. Commonexamples of gas hydrates are carbon dioxide/water and methane/water clathrates. At standard pressure and temperature, methane hydrate contains by volume 180 times as much methane as hydrate. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has estimated that there is more organic carbon c- tained as methane hydrate than all other forms of fossil fuels combined. In fact, methane hydrates could provide a clean source of energy for several centuries. Clathrate compounds were first discovered in the early 1800s when Humphrey Davy and Michael Faraday were experimenting with chlorine-water mixtures.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Charles E. Taylor
    • 1
  • Jonathan T. Kwan
    • 2
  1. 1.U.S. DOE/NETLPittsburgh
  2. 2.Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological EngineeringThe University of OklahomaNorman

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-48481-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48645-6
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