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dc.contributor.advisor Kobayashi, Riki
dc.creatorBesnard, Guillaume
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T07:58:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T07:58:42Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/17065
dc.description.abstract A high pressure heat flux calorimeter in isobaric, temperature-ramping mode has been used to measure the solubility of pure methane, pure carbon dioxide and methane-carbon dioxide mixtures. The solubility measurements emphasize a crystallization-like process taking place during hydrate formation and show a striking divergence from Henry's Law, the frequently used calculation procedure, prior to and during hydrate formation. These measurements were further used to determine the enthalpies of solution/dissociation, and entropies change. Moreover, the hydration numbers of these compounds provide some explanations and criteria of stability of the cages of gas hydrates in the host lattice. Finally, a kinetic study confirms the crystallization process of hydrate formation and exhibits a high level of supersaturation prior to hydrate formation and also a high consumption rate during hydrate formation.
dc.format.extent 187 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectChemical engineering
Petroleum engineering
dc.title Thermodynamics and kinetics studies of formation and decomposition of clathrates hydrates of methane, carbon dioxide and their mixtures using a differential heat flux calorimeter
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Besnard, Guillaume. "Thermodynamics and kinetics studies of formation and decomposition of clathrates hydrates of methane, carbon dioxide and their mixtures using a differential heat flux calorimeter." (1997) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17065.


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