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.
- Amino acids
- CO capture
- Gas hydrates
- Natural gas storage
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
Bavoh, C. B., Lal, B., Osei, H., Sabil, K. M., & Mukhtar, H. (2019). A Review on the Role of Amino Acids in Gas Hydrate Inhibition, CO2 Capture and Sequestration, and Natural Gas Storage. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 64, 52-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2019.01.020