Introduction Hydrate Types and Formers Hand Calculation Methods Computer Methods Inhibiting Hydrate Formation With Chemicals Dehydration of Natural Gas Combating Hydrates Using Heat and Pressure Physical Properties of Hydrates Diagrams Water Content of Natural Gas
After obtaining his Ph.D., John Carroll worked at the University of Alberta as a Research Associate and a Sessional Lecturer, teaching heat transfer and numerical analysis. He also worked on several research projects, resulting in many papers and conference presentations. Much of this work has been incorporated into AQUAlibrium. Dr. Carroll is the author or co-author of about 30 papers in refereed journals, nine articles in technical magazines, and approximately 25 conference presentations. He has a special interest in the application of Henry's Law. A series of papers, culminating in the recent publication of "Henry's law - Revisited" (Jan. 1999), have appeared in Chemical Engineering Progress. Other papers on Henry's Law have appeared in other publications as well. Following his term with the U. of A., he worked for Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions (formerly SACDA) in London, Ontario. At Honeywell, he worked to develop a new thermodynamics and physical properties calculation package for their simulation software. He was the Team Leader of a group of dedicated thermodynamicists.
?I have often thought that many technical books are written for the academic, and not for the practicing engineer. This book looks like the type that would be out on the engineers desk most of the time, rather than stuffed back in some cabinet.?
?Good mix of basic theory and application? ?Practical for
everyday use.? Bruce Roberts
Chief Reservoir Engineer, Shell Canada
?Carroll uses a very practical approach that is useful for conveying concepts that are useful in resolving real-life problems with hydrates.? ?I've made use of the software (spreadsheets) that came with the 1st Edition. Very useful.? ?Carroll cites other books as competition. I got lucky and bought Carroll's and haven't needed any other, so I haven't looked at them.? ?I have used it to resolve real problems that I might not have been able to handle as well with other approaches. I guarantee that you will not find a useful treatment of hydrates that includes how to calculate pipeline heat loss other than in Carroll's book. I used that in handling a problem in Australia.? Fred W. Shoemaker
Principal Engineer, Operating Plants Technical Support
Siemens Power Generation