The Clathrate Hydrates of Gases

  • Carlo Giavarini
  • Keith Hester
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


The second chapter introduces the reader to the world of gas hydrates. Starting with the simplest overview, and including more advanced details, the chapter answers what gas hydrates are, where they are found, and man’s progression of knowledge of these materials from their discovery to the current state of the art. Their importance in the environment and potential as a future energy resource is highlighted, along with possible practical applications of hydrates and some lesser-known aspects of them.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ingegneria ChimicaUniversity of Rome La SapienzaRomeItaly
  2. 2.TulsaUSA

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