Gas Hydrates in Man-Made Environments: Applications, Economics, Challenges and Future Directions

Asheesh Kumar, Hari Prakash Veluswamy, Prashant Jadhawar, Antonin Chapoy, Zachary Aman

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This chapter expands on the exciting applications of gas (or clathrate) hydrates in advanced gas storage, transportation, separation and refrigeration systems. The global hydrate research community has expanded considerably since the early 2000s, delivering new insight as to the exploitative potential and cross-interactions between hydrate thermodynamics, kinetics and transport behaviour. Of the many developments, one consistent lesson continues to emerge around the exploitation of functional chemistry—which itself must be developed with a knowledge of how chemical moieties affect performance—to exert control of the thermodynamic and kinetic properties of the application. Future research into hydrate-based storage and transportation, the array of gas separation applications and the significant potential around industrial refrigeration will continue to grow through these functional chemistries, which also carry the potential to significantly reduce the safety and operating constraints on future generations of natural gas production systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStatus and Future Challenges for Non-conventional Energy Sources
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9789811645051
ISBN (Print)9789811645044
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2022


  • Clathrate hydrates
  • Gas hydrates
  • Hydrate-based gas storage and transport
  • Hydrate-based gas separation process
  • Hydrate-based cold energy storage/refrigeration
  • Flow assurance


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