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Gas Hydrates

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "H: Geo-Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2023)

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Thermodynamics Research Unit, School of Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Durban, South Africa
Interests: thermodynamics; gas hydrates; petroleum engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Gas hydrates or clathrate hydrates are ice-like compounds, formed when host water molecules come into contact with guest species (typically gases and/or some volatile liquid molecules) at prevailing pressure–temperature conditions and generate a crystalline lattice. Gas hydrate formation can cause serious problems during natural gas production and transmission by blocking natural gas pipelines and production facilities. On the other hand, evidence demonstrates that a tremendous amount of natural gas in the form of gas hydrate exists in marine- and permafrost-associated sediments. Therefore, NGH reservoirs could be a future source of energy and, in parallel, suitable sites for CO2 sequestration if the technology of CO2/CH4 gas hydrate exchange can be developed. Gas hydrate formation can also have many positive applications, including but not limited to: hydrate-based CO2 sequestration and vital component production; hydrate-based CO2 capture; hydrate-based cooling systems; fire extinguishment using CO2 hydrate; nuclear power plants using CO2 hydrate; hydrate-based effluent/ heavy metal separation and desalination; concentration or preservation of food through gas hydrates; hydrate-based separation of close-boiling point compounds; hydrate-based gas storage; etc.

This Special Issue is devoted to various topics on gas hydrates, including but not limited to: natural gas hydrate reservoirs and natural gas hydrates in marine- and permafrost-associated sediments; gas hydrates and flow assurance; positive applications of gas hydrates; modeling and simulation of gas hydrate systems; thermodynamics; kinetics; nucleation of gas hydrates, thermo-physical and mechanical properties of gas hydrates; CFD frameworks of gas hydrates; etc.

Prof. Dr. Amir H. Mohammadi
Guest Editor

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  • Gas hydrates
  • Clathrate hydrates
  • Natural gas hydrate reservoirs
  • Flow assurance
  • Gas storage
  • Separation
  • Cool storage
  • CO2 capture and sequestration
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetics
  • Nucleation
  • Properties

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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