Methods to Predict Hydrate Formation Conditions and Formation Rate

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The fourth chapter presents the reader with the various methods to predict hydrate formation conditions. It includes the simplest hand calculation methods to more sophisticated computer-based models. Hydrate formation kinetics (how fast hydrates form) are also discussed. Different models which describe the rate of hydrate formation are shown along with the thermodynamic driving force used in each.


Guest Molecule Hydrate Formation Hydrate Phase Hydrate Stability Hydrate Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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