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The paper presents a mathematical model of CH4 recovery from gas hydrate deposits via injection of liquid CO2. The process of CH4 recovery is supposed to occur on the moving frontal boundary separating the deposit into two domains. The near domain is saturated with liquid CO2 and its hydrate while the far one is saturated with CH4 and its hydrate. Self-similar solutions describing the temperature and pressure fields were obtained. The effect of main parameters on the dynamics of the process under study was explored. It was revealed that at low temperatures of the CO2 being injected the temperature in the far domain did not exceed that of equilibrium for decomposition of CH4 gas hydrate. It was also found that with increasing pressure at which CO2 was injected into the gas hydrate do-main, the extension of the region saturated with CO2 hydrate was increasing.
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2019, VOLUME 23, ISSUE Supplement 2, PAGES [S447 - S454]
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