[MIS16-P03] Raman spectroscopic analysis of mixed-gas (methane and hydrogen sulfide) hydrate
Keywords: gas hydrate, hydrogen sulfide, Raman spectroscopic analysis
The mixed-gas hydrates were synthesized in a pressure cell, and retrieved the crystals at the temperature of liquid nitrogen. Hydrate-bound and residual gases were also sampled and their gas compositions were determined using gas chromatograph. Raman spectra were obtained at 123 K in the range 2,800-3,000 cm-1 and 2,500-2,700 cm-1 for the C-H stretching peaks of methane and the S-H stretching peaks of hydrogen sulfide, respectively. The Raman peaks were fitted using a Voigt function to obtain the integrated intensities of the two peaks corresponding to methane and hydrogen sulfide encaged in the large and small cages of the cubic structure I.
The methane peak ratio of large to small cages first increased with the composition of hydrogen sulfide (up to several percent), and then decreased and converged with the number of 3.2. On the contrary, The hydrogen sulfide peak ratio distributed from 2.4 to 2.8, increased with the composition of hydrogen sulfide, and then converged with the number of 3.2. These results suggest that molecules of hydrogen sulfide prefer to be encaged in small cages, although the molecular diameter of hydrogen sulfide is larger than that of methane.
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