Kinetics of CO2 hydrate formation

Clathrate hydrate is promising in permanent storage of CO2. Formation of clathrate hydrates is a first–order phase transition that starts with nucleation. A primary difficulty in the investigation of clathrate hydrate nucleation has been the inability of researchers to compare nucleation rates of clathrate hydrates across various systems of different scales and complexity, which in turn has been limiting the ability of researchers to study the nucleation process itself. We will adopt a statistical approach to (1) determine the nucleation rate of CO2 hydrate in brine that simulate the medium near seabed, (2) assess the efficacy of various ions and chemicals on CO2 hydrate nucleation that are compatible with brine, (3) establish reliable scaling methods of laboratory – derived nucleation rates to larger systems. We will develop experimental capabilities that enable these objectives and apply the same capabilities for the investigation of heterogeneous nucleation of ice.

Brief Overview of Ice Nucleation

Nobuo Maeda

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Can we generate stable pickering emulsions activating naturally occurring nanoparticles in the reservoir for cost effective heavy-oil recovery?

Nobuo Maeda, Zhenjie Wang

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Growth kinetics of methane hydrate in a pilot-scale flow loop

Nobuo Maeda

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Nucleation Curve of Carbon Dioxide Hydrate from a Linear Cooling Ramp Method

Nobuo Maeda

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Nucleation curves of ice in quasi–free water droplets

Huazhou Li, Nobuo Maeda, Xin Zhang

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Nucleation of Gas Hydrates

Nobuo Maeda

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Preliminary Screening and Formulation of New Generation Nanoparticles for Stable Pickering Emulsion in Cold and Hot Heavy-Oil Recovery

Nobuo Maeda, Zhenjie Wang

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Scaling laws for nucleation rates of gas hydrate

Nobuo Maeda

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Two-Phase Equilibrium and Minimum Miscibility Pressure of CO2-DME-Oil Mixtures

Ying Zhou

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Use of Nano Particles for Stable Pickering Emulsion in Heavy Oil Recovery

Zhenjie Wang

Masters Thesis