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dc.contributor.advisorBishnoi, Prithwi R.
dc.contributor.authorKim, Hyo Chee
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T21:07:38Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T21:07:38Z
dc.date.issued1985
dc.identifier.citationKim, H. C. (1985). A Kinetic study of methane hydrate decomposition (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/21996en_US
dc.identifier.otherNL Number: 66497en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/23360
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 78-79.en
dc.description.abstractGas hydrates are examples of a group of molecular compounds known as clathrates. Clathrates are characterized by nonstoichiometric compound with hydrogen bonds. Gas hydrates are formed when the gas is enclosed in the cavities of water molecules. There have been some basic studies in the kinetics of formation for simple and mixed hydrates of some major components of natural gas. However, no study has been reported on the kinetics of hydrate decomposition. The primary objective of this study was to obtain experimental data and to formulate a model to describe the kinetics of decomposition of methane gas hydrates. The experiments were designed to collect kinetic data and experiments were conducted under isothermal and isobaric conditions. Experiments were performed at temperatures ranging from 273 to 283 K, and pressures ranging from 1.93 to 6.97 MPa. The experimental results indicate that the reaction rate of the decomposition of the methane gas hydrate is function of the reaction temperature, pressures, and the amount of methane remaining in the hydrate. The proposed model reveals that the rate of reaction is dependent on the surface area available on the hydrate particles and also that the order of reaction is two-thirds with respect to the moles of methane in the hydrate.en
dc.format.extentxii, 321 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccTN 880 K54 1985en
dc.subject.lcshGas, Natural - Hydrates
dc.subject.lcshDecomposition (Chemistry)
dc.titleA Kinetic study of methane hydrate decomposition
dc.typedoctoral thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/21996
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.namePhD
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical and Petroleum Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccTN 880 K54 1985en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleasenoen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 548 215772151


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.