Advanced Techniques to Study Interfacial Phenomena and Hydrate Nucleation

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Increasing global demand for natural gas has required more efficient, reliable, and safe production and transportation systems. However, for many phenomena of interest, such as phase behaviour at interfaces: (i) surfactant adsorption, (ii) gas adsorption, and (iii) gas hydrate nucleation and growth, existing measurement methods capable of operating at the required process conditions do not exist or have insufficient resolution. The new techniques developed and applied here to systems of industrial importance were based on novel spectroscopy and high-pressure acoustic levitation. These enable a better understanding of a structure-function relationship for advanced materials and hydrate risk management strategies.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Aman, Zach, Supervisor
  • May, Eric, Supervisor
  • Stanwix, Paul, Supervisor
  • Johns, Michael, Supervisor
Award date6 Nov 2020
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020


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