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dc.contributor.advisorBishnoi, Prithwi R.
dc.contributor.authorParent, John Scott
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-05T16:31:11Z
dc.date.available2005-08-05T16:31:11Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.citationParent, J. S. (1993). Investigations into the nucleation behaviour of the clathrate hydrates of natural gas components (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/15022en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315885955en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/30759
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 100-105.en
dc.description.abstractA high-pressure, temperature controlled sapphire cell has been designed and constructed to study the nucleation behaviour of clathrate hydrates under pristine experimental conditions. Light scattering optics and detection equipment have been installed to monitor the incipient hydrate phase development and characterize the early stages of crystal growth. The aspects of light scattering theory that are relevant to the nucleation of clathrate hydrates are outlined and applications of the theory to particle size characterization are described. Preliminary experiments have demonstrated that within the detection limit of the apparatus, the hydrate phase was not present in sufficient size or number prior to a nearly instantaneous appearance of the phase. A series of investigations to identify nucleation process variables have identified a temperature history of the aqueous phase and the efficacy of mechanical or thermal perturbations on inducing hydrate formation. An argument that nucleation is a stochastic process is developed.
dc.format.extentxvi, 118 leaves ; 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.lccTP 350 P37 1993en
dc.subject.lcshNatural gas - Hydrates
dc.subject.lcshNucleation
dc.titleInvestigations into the nucleation behaviour of the clathrate hydrates of natural gas components
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyEngineering
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/15022
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical and Petroleum Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccTP 350 P37 1993en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 888 520535183


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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.