Temperature and pressure correlation for volume of gas hydrates with crystal structures sI and sII
1 Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS, Dolejškova 1402/5, Prague 8, 182 00, Czech Republic
2 Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Institute of Power Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Helmholtzstr. 14, 01069 Dresden, Germany
3 Thermodynamics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
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Published online: 12 May 2017
The temperature and pressure correlations for the volume of gas hydrates forming crystal structures sI and sII developed in previous study [Fluid Phase Equilib. 427 (2016) 268-281], focused on the modeling of pure gas hydrates relevant in CCS (carbon capture and storage), were revised and modified for the modeling of mixed hydrates in this study. A universal reference state at temperature of 273.15 K and pressure of 1 Pa is used in the new correlation. Coefficients for the thermal expansion together with the reference lattice parameter were simultaneously correlated to both the temperature data and the pressure data for the lattice parameter. A two-stage Levenberg Marquardt algorithm was employed for the parameter optimization. The pressure dependence described in terms of the bulk modulus remained unchanged compared to the original study. A constant value for the bulk modulus B0 = 10 GPa was employed for all selected hydrate formers. The new correlation is in good agreement with the experimental data over wide temperature and pressure ranges from 0 K to 293 K and from 0 to 2000 MPa, respectively. Compared to the original correlation used for the modeling of pure gas hydrates the new correlation provides significantly better agreement with the experimental data for sI hydrates. The results of the new correlation are comparable to the results of the old correlation in case of sII hydrates. In addition, the new correlation is suitable for modeling of mixed hydrates.
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