This project is aimed to investigate the kinetics, transport and
process conditions that govern the behavior of methane hydrate decomposition during natural gas production via a novel in-situ heating method coupled with sequestration of CO2. The hydrate research in the CCL is based on a large scale high pressure reactor capable of simulating natural hydrate bearing formations at pressures and temperatures congruent with both arctic permafrost and continental shelf sub-seafloor hydrate deposits.
- Tupsakhare, Swanand S., Garrett C. Fitzgerald, and Marco J. Castaldi. “Thermally Assisted Dissociation of Methane Hydrates & the Impact of CO2 Injection.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2016).
- Castellani, Beatrice, Giacomo Rossetti, Swanand Tupsakhare, Federico Rossi, Andrea Nicolini, and Marco J. Castaldi. “SIMULATION OF CO 2 storage and METHANE GAS PRODUCTION FROM GAS HYDRATEs IN A LARGE SCALE LABORATORY REACTOR.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (2016).
- Fitzgerald, G.C., Castaldi, M.J., Zhou, Y. Large scale react