标题：Stochastic nature of nucleation and growth kinetics of THF hydrate
作者：Sun, Shicai; Peng, Xia; Zhang, Yong; Zhao, Jie; Kong, Yayun
作者机构：[Sun, Shicai; Peng, Xia; Zhang, Yong; Zhao, Jie; Kong, Yayun] Shandong Univ Sci & Technol, Coll Civil Engn & Architecture, Shandong Prov Key Lab Civil 更多
通讯作者地址：[Sun, SC]Shandong Univ Sci & Technol, Coll Civil Engn & Architecture, Shandong Prov Key Lab Civil Engn Disaster Prevent, Qingdao 266590, Peoples R Chi 更多
来源：JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS
关键词：Stochastic nature; Hydrate nucleation and growth; Induction time;; Formation time; Peak temperature; Statistics method
摘要：Numerous experiments of tetrahydrofuran (THF) hydrate are carried out to investigate the stochastic nature of formation kinetic parameters, i.e., induction time, peak temperature and formation time. The statistics theory and Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS) software are employed to analyze the experimental data. The results show that the stochastic nature of these kinetic parameters does exist and basically fits the lognormal distribution identified by the frequency distribution (histogram), the quantile-quantile (Q-Q) plot, Lilliefors corrected Kolmogorov-Smimov (K-S) test and Shapiro-Wilk (S-W) test. Relatively speaking, the stochastic nature of growth kinetics (peak temperature and formation time) is weaker than that of nucleation kinetics (induction time). Based on the statistical results, the induction time and formation time are shortened with the increase of supercooling degree and the stochastic nature is also weakened. In the presence of seasand, induction time is reduced; however, the influence of seasand on formation time depends on the test sample. The ions in seawater may shorten the induction time although the impact is weaker than that of seasand. Additionally, the seasand sample does not affect peak temperature while the seawater sample does affect peak temperature.; (c) 2016 Elsevier Ltd.