Chapter 11

Additional Topics


This chapter is a collection of other topics related to gas hydrates. Subjects include the Joule–Thomson effect, hydrates in nature (both terrestrial and extraterrestrial), the formation of hydrates during gas production (both in the formation and in the well), and the potential for storing carbon dioxide as a hydrate in a subsurface reservoir for the purposes of sequestering it.


Carbon sequestration; Gas well; Joule–thomson effect; Seabed hydrates
In this final chapter, we will review some additional topics that do not fit into the earlier chapters, but are of importance to the topic of gas hydrates.

11.1. Joule-Thomson Expansion

When a fluid flows through a valve (or, as in the original experiments, a ...

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