A review on the role and impact of various additives as promoters/ inhibitors for gas hydrate formation

Qazi Nasir, Humbul Suleman, Yasir A. Elsheikh

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Formerly, additives were only used to inhibit the formation of solid hydrates in pipelines and maintain a safe and economic fuel transportation. Recently, their role has reversed in newly found applications, where formation of gas hydrates is beneficial like, gas storage and carbon sequestration. A comprehensive review on the role of conventional and novel additives used to promote or inhibit the hydrate formation in different chemical processes is presented. These additives are classified based on their action mechanism i.e. thermodynamic and kinetic. The study aims to provide a complete outlook of chronological development with a special focus on the major issues, challenges, and future prospects/development of the different classes of additives in a promoter/inhibitor role.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103211
JournalJournal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2020


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