On the kinetic arrest of hydrate slurries
Natural gas hydrates are clathrate compounds consisting of a network of hydrogen-bonded water molecules that host small hydrocarbons within the resulting structure. Subsea oil & gas production pipelines can provide the required thermodynamic conditions for hydrate formation; consequently, natural gas hydrate crystals can be present in a wide variety of shapes and sizes ranging from colloidal hydrate suspensions to macroscopic hydrate particles resulting from phenomena such as hydrate deposit sloughing and hydrate particle agglomeration. Such variability in the properties of the hydrate particles ...
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