About this Research Topic
This Research Topic includes thermodynamics and kinetics, macro- and micro-mechanisms of gas hydrate formation, hydrate-based technology and process of CO2 separation, capture, storage and sequestration, related research on the equipment. Although the relevant research has been carried out since the 1980s, GH and related comprehensive technologies have not been applied commercially, mainly because many key technologies have not been solved, especially the micro mechanism of gas hydrate formation and decomposition, which is still unclear, the gas consumption in the process of gas hydrate formation is low, and the formation rate is relatively low. Therefore, the Research Topic presents both summaries on, and the most recent developments in, the studies of GH and hydrate technologies with a focus on the developments and application of NGH exploitation, hydrate-based technologies as well as the knowledge of macro and micro mechanism of gas hydrate formation. The aim is to provide guidance for the development of GH and hydrate technologies that will enable cost-effective NGH exploitation and application of hydrate technologies.
This Research Topic aims to cover promising and novel trends in GH and hydrate technologies. Article types including Original Research, Reviews, Research Report, and Perspectives will be welcome. Areas to be covered in this Research Topic may include, but are not limited to:
• Novel research of hydrate technologies, process, application and equipment;
• Macro and Micro mechanism and molecular dynamic simulation of gas hydrate formation and dissociation;
• Chemical and physical characterization of gas hydrate, including kinetics, thermodynamics;
• Economic evaluation of NGH exploitation and hydrate-based technologies;
• Other research related to gas hydrate.
Keywords: natural gas hydrate, renewable energy, methane recovery, CO2 capture, hydrate technology
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