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Abstract: This article investigated the thermal properties of methane hydrates to understand their potential in energy applications and how they could affect the climate. The Hot Disk TPS was used in a high pressure situation to accurately measure the thermal properties of the methane hydrates. This system was modified by the researchers in order to perform in the high pressure situation. Additionally, an uncompacted methane hydrate sample was created in the sample holder. The researchers were primarily concerned with ensuring that the composition of the samples did not affect the thermal measurements. Raman spectroscopy was also used to characterize the sample.

Reference: AAPG Special Volumes (2009)

DOI: 10.1306/13201138M893369