GET THIS BOOKGas Hydrates 1
- Author : Daniel Broseta,Livio Ruffine,Arnaud Desmedt
- Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
- Release : 29 June 2017
Gas hydrates, or clathrate hydrates, are crystalline solids resembling ice, in which small (guest) molecules, typically gases, are trapped inside cavities formed by hydrogen-bonded water (host) molecules. They form and remain stable under low temperatures – often well below ambient conditions – and high pressures ranging from a few bar to hundreds of bar, depending on the guest molecule. Their presence is ubiquitous on Earth, in deep-marine sediments and in permafrost regions, as well as in outer space, on planets or comets.