Simulation and economic evaluation of natural gas hydrates [NGH] as an alternative to liquefied natural gas [LNG]

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Simulation and economic evaluation of natural gas hydrates [NGH] as an alternative to liquefied natural gas [LNG]

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dc.contributor.author Abdalla, Babiker
dc.contributor.author Abdullatef, Nayef
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-07T06:13:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-07T06:13:39Z
dc.date.issued 2005-08-29
dc.identifier.citation Volume 106, Issues 1-4, 15 October 2005, Pages 256-258 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2005.07.184
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/10608
dc.description.abstract Despite the fact that relatively little is known about the ultimate resource potential of natural gas hydrates, it is certain that gas hydrates are a vast storehouse of natural gas and significant technical challenges need to be met before this enormous resource can be considered an economically producible reserve. In this theoretical study, a simulation scheme was suggested to produce NGH in an industrial scale using pure water as a carrier and seawater as a cooling source. Parametric study was carried out and rigorous design calculations for different operating parameters were investigated. Further more and economical evaluation was done taken data of locally produced LNG as a comparison. Production rates, storage and transportation from production region to consumer's ends were investigated. Results obtained suggested that NGH with little consideration can be a good alternative for fuel gas carrier. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Natural gas hydrates en_US
dc.subject Liquefied natural gas en_US
dc.subject Simulation en_US
dc.subject Economic evaluation en_US
dc.subject MATALB en_US
dc.title Simulation and economic evaluation of natural gas hydrates [NGH] as an alternative to liquefied natural gas [LNG] en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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