Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ISSN: 2165-784X

Open Access

Raf Dewil

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Belgium

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    Experimental Study of the Effects of Water Jets on Marine Hydrate-Bearing Sediment Erosion
    Author(s): Raf Dewil*

    Over 90% of the world's natural gas hydrate (NGH) is contained in fine-grained reservoirs. These reservoirs can be found all over the world. However, conventional methods make it difficult to economically and environmentally exploit this kind of NGH reservoir. Because the production process does not depend on mass and heat transfer within the formations, water-jet cutting is a method for mining such hydrate reservoirs that is both effective and good for the environment. The purpose of this work was to clarify the erosion performance of marine hydrate-bearing sediment (HBS) impacted by water jets through a series of physical experiments. According to the findings, water jet vertical erosion of HBS is severely hampered by the accumulation of sediment and hydrate particles at the bottom of the erosion hole. The optimal jet distance for a given jet flow rate is bet.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2165-784X.2023.13.490

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