International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH) (6th : 2008)

EXPERIMENTAL DETERMINATION OF METHANE HYDRATE FORMATION IN THE PRESENCE OF AMMONIA Dong, Tai Bin; Wang, Lei Yan; Liu, Ai Xian; Guo, Xu Qiang; Chen, Guang Jin; Ma, Qing Lan; Li, GuoWen

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Formation condition data for methane hydrate in ammonia + water and ammonia + water + tetrahydrofunan (THF) systems are very important for the process development and the determination of operation condition for recycling the vent gas of ammonia synthesis using hydrates. This paper focused on the formation conditions of methane hydrate in the presence of NH3 + H2O and NH3 + H2O + THF system. Equilibrium data of methane hydrate in the temperature, pressure and concentration ranges from 277 to 291 K, 0 to 8 MPa, 1 to 5 % ammonia, were obtained. The experimental results indicate that ammonia has an inhibitive effect on hydrate formation. The higher the concentration of ammonia is, the higher the formation pressure for methane hydrate will be.

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