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Method for continuous production of a hydrate composite

United States Patent Application

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Water is mixed with a hydrate-forming fluid (gas or liquid) within a pressurized, temperature-controlled continuous-flow reactor. Intense mixing of the hydrate-forming fluid with water forms many hydrate-encased water droplets of hydrate-forming fluid which are then allowed to consolidate into a solid-like hydrate/hydrate-forming fluid/water material.
West, Olivia R. (Knoxville, TN), Tsouris, Constantinos (Oak Ridge, TN), Liang, Liyuan (Oak Ridge, TN)
10/ 601,234
June 20, 2003
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.