Study on the Synergistic Properties of Two Nonionic Natural Gas Hydrate Anti-agglomerants Via Rocking Cell Tests
International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering
Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 84-90
Received: Dec. 5, 2017; Published: Dec. 6, 2017
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Sanbao Dong, College of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao, China
Mingzhong Li, College of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao, China
Chenwei Liu, College of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao, China
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Abstract
The application of anti-agglomerants (AAs) is becoming attractive due to effectiveness at low dosage and high subcooling. However, limited attention has been paid to the synergism effect between different AAs to increase their performance. In this study, anti-agglomeration performance of single and compounded chemical additives using a sapphire rocking cell is evaluated. The experimental results show that cocamidopropyl dimethylamine (AA) combined with sorbitan monooleate (Span 80) exhibits good anti-agglomeration performance. A compounded anti-agglomeration mechanism, in which Span 80 promotes the dispersion of water droplet in the oil phase before the formation of hydrates and AA prevents the agglomeration of hydrate particles formed from water droplets, is proposed. The physical appearance of the octane/brine/AAs mixtures has been studied and related to the anti-agglomeration performance of the AAs.
Keywords
Gas Hydrates, Hydrate Anti-agglomeration, Synergistic Effect, Span 80, Salt
To cite this article
Sanbao Dong, Mingzhong Li, Chenwei Liu, Study on the Synergistic Properties of Two Nonionic Natural Gas Hydrate Anti-agglomerants Via Rocking Cell Tests, International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2017, pp. 84-90. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20170606.11
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