Accession Number:

ADD019426

Title:

Desalination Through Methane Hydrate.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 30 Jun 97, patented 23 Feb 99,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1999-02-23

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

In one embodiment, this invention pertains to desalination of seawater by feeding methane into seawater at a depth exceeding 100 meters to form methane hydrate which rises to where it is decomposed into methane and water, and recovering water. Methane is recycled.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE