Hydrate nucleation and growth on water droplets acoustically-levitated in high-pressure natural gas

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Abstract

Hydrate formation was studied using water droplets acoustically levitated in high-pressure natural gas. Despite the absence of solid interfaces, the droplets' area-normalised nucleation rate was about four times faster than in steel autoclave measurements with interfacial areas roughly 200 times larger. Multiple stages of stochastic, template-free hydrate growth were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21685-21688
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume21
Issue number39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2019

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