Detecting Hydrate in Porous Media Using Electrical Resistance

  • Qiang Chen
  • Shaobo Diao
  • Yuguang YeEmail author
Part of the Springer Geophysics book series (SPRINGERGEOPHYS)


Natural gas hydrate synthesized in the porous medium is hardly observed by naked eyes, so indirect technique has to be employed to research the characteristics of hydrate and the relevant reactions. Electrical resistance detection is one of the most important methods to investigate the hydrates formation and dissociation processes. A lot of experiments have been done to clarify the relationship between the electrical resistance variation and hydrates thermodynamic or kinetics properties. In this chapter, three main aspects of electrical resistance application in hydrate experiments are discussed, including dividing different stages of hydrate formation or dissociation process reflected by electrical resistance variation, establishing hydrate nucleation theoretical model based on electrical resistance data, and the determination of hydrate saturation in porous-medium system.


Porous Medium Pore Water Hydrate Nucleation Hydrate Formation Impedance Change 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gas Hydrate LaboratoryQingdao Institute of Marine Geology, China Geological SurveyQingdaoChina

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