Natural Gas Treatment

  • Caili DaiEmail author
  • Fulin Zhao


To efficiently develop and utilize natural gas, a series of treatments need to be conducted including dehydration and deacidification of natural gas and inhibition of the generation of natural gas hydrate. The existence of water vapor in natural gases would cause corrosion and blockage of pipeline. Conventional dehydration methods include cooling method, adsorption method, and absorption method. The acid gases in natural gas would aggravate the corrosion of pipeline and equipment and cause catalyst poisoning in the post-processing process. Adsorption method and absorption method can be applied for removing acid gas from the natural gas. To prevent the generation of natural gas hydrate, the generation condition, structure, and several inhibition methods of the natural gas hydrate are introduced.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Petroleum EngineeringChina University of Petroleum (East China)QingdaoChina

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