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1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran.

2 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bojnord, Bojnord, Iran.

3 Department of Chemical Engineering, Mahshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mahshahr, Iran.



Natural gas and crude oil in natural underground reservoirs are in contact with water. Stability of these compounds at the presence of both components and complete dependence on the host molecules by forming holes in their guest molecules are replaced. There are many gases such as methane, ethane, propane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphides that can play the role of guest molecules. The natural gas hydrate formation in different sectors of the oil and gas industry in downstream processes causes the production to stop or decrease. Therefore, the need to know the causes and conditions of hydrate formation is strongly felt. In this study, Van der Waals and Platteeuw model was used to predict hydrate formation conditions. The prediction of hydrate formation conditions needs equilibrium fugacity of gaseous components, and for the equilibrium molar component of water.

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Prediction of Gas Hydrate Formation in Industries


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