A Review on the Role of Amino Acids in Gas Hydrate Inhibition, CO2 Capture and Sequestration, and Natural Gas Storage

Cornelius B. Bavoh, Bhajan Lal, Harrison Osei, Khalik Mohamad Sabil, Hilmi Mukhtar

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Natural amino acids have been introduced as potential additives for gas hydrate inhibition, natural gas storage, and CO2 capture and sequestration. Herein, almost all amino acids hydrate-based additives are critically reviewed. The hydrate inhibition/promotion effect of each amino acid and factors that affect their performance on gas hydrate formation are discussed. Furthermore, amino acids hydrate inhibition/promotional mechanism and modelling studies are reviewed. Detailed comparison between amino acids and convention hydrate additives alongside future directions towards amino acids hydrate-based technology commercialization are also discussed. The findings presented in this work are relevant for future amino acids breakthrough research in hydrate-based technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-71
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
Early online date30 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


  • Amino acids
  • CO capture
  • Gas hydrates
  • Kinetics
  • Natural gas storage
  • Thermodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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