Driving Force for Nucleation of Multi-Component Gas Hydrate

Document Type: Research Article

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1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, I.R. IRAN

2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Semnan, Semnan, I.R. IRAN

Abstract

Based on driving force for crystallization of one-component gas hydrate, in this report an expression for the supersaturation for crystallization of multicomponent gas hydrate is derived. Expressions for the supersaturation are obtained in isothermal and isobaric regimes. The results obtained are applied to the crystallization of hydrates of mixtures of methane plus ethane and can apply to other mixtures.  

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