Phase equilibria of carbon dioxide and methane gas-hydrates predicted with the modified analytical S-L-V equation of state
Václav Vinš1, Andreas Jäger2, Jan Hrubý1 and Roland Span2
Institute of Thermomechanics AS CR, v. v. i., Dolejškova 1402/5, 182 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic
2 Institute for Thermodynamics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
Published online: 16 April 2012
Gas-hydrates (clathrates) are non-stoichiometric crystallized solutions of gas molecules in the metastable water lattice. Two or more components are associated without ordinary chemical union but through complete enclosure of gas molecules in a framework of water molecules linked together by hydrogen bonds. The clathrates are important in the following applications: the pipeline blockage in natural gas industry, potential energy source in the form of natural hydrates present in ocean bottom, and the CO2 separation and storage. In this study, we have modified an analytical solid-liquid-vapor equation of state (EoS) [A. Yokozeki, Fluid Phase Equil. 222–223 (2004)] to improve its ability for modeling the phase equilibria of clathrates. The EoS can predict the formation conditions for CO2- and CH4-hydrates. It will be used as an initial estimate for a more complicated hydrate model based on the fundamental EoSs for fluid phases.
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