Gas Hydrates and Applications
Gas or clathrate hydrates are non-stoichiometric crystalline compounds made of water molecules that encage guest molecules. Clathrate hydrates have progressed from merely being of academic interest till the early 20th century to now being an integral part of a number of engineering and technological developments and advancements. Flow assurance, methane hydrates as a future energy resource and being a technology enabler for several applications like fuel storage, carbon capture and sequestration, seawater desalination and other gas separations applications are a few areas of importance. This special workshop on gas hydrates and applications is meant to bring together scientists from both industry and academia to share current state of the art and stimulate new ideas and practice on the topic of gas hydrates covering experimental, theoretical, and simulation studies.