Patent Number: 8,871,988

Title: Controlling the formation of crystalline hydrates in fluid systems

Abstract: Controlling the formation of crystalline hydrates in various fluid systems, most notably, gas and oil transmission pipeline systems by contacting the systems with certain polymers or polymers associated with solid particles. The polymers useful are chelating polymers capable of interacting with charged gaseous molecules such as carbon dioxide, by removing the carbon dioxide, or more practically by scavenging for the carbon dioxide, to prevent the methane or ethane hydrate structures from forming since they require carbon dioxide to stabilize their structures.

Inventors: Graham; David (Long Valley, NJ)

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International Classification: C07C 9/00 (20060101); C10L 3/00 (20060101); C09K 8/52 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00