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NIST Gas Hydrate Research Database and Web Dissemination Channel



Kenneth G. Kroenlein, Vladimir Diky, Robert D. Chirico, Andrei F. Kazakov, Chris D. Muzny, Michael D. Frenkel


To facilitate advances in application of technologies pertaining to gas hydrates, a freely available data resource containing experimentally-derived information about those materials was developed. This work was performed by the Thermodynamic Research Center (TRC) paralleling a highly-successful database of thermodynamic and transport properties of molecular pure compounds and their mixtures. Population of the gas-hydrates database required development of guided data capture (GDC) software designed to convert experimental data and metadata into a well-organized electronic format, as well as a relational database schema to accommodate all types of numerical and metadata within the scope of the project. To guarantee utility for the broad gas hydrate research community, TRC worked closely with the CODATA Data on Natural Gas Hydrates task group, an international data sharing effort, in developing a gas hydrate markup language (GHML). The fruits of these efforts are disseminated through the NIST Standard Reference Data Program [1] as the Clathrate Hydrate Physical Property Database. A web-based interface for both this database, as well as scientific results from the Mallik 2002 Gas Hydrate Production Research Well Program [2], is deployed at
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -


clathrate hydrate, database, gas hydrate, thermophysical properties, web access


Kroenlein, K. , Diky, V. , Chirico, R. , Kazakov, A. , Muzny, C. and Frenkel, M. (2010), NIST Gas Hydrate Research Database and Web Dissemination Channel, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed February 24, 2024)
Created April 1, 2010, Updated November 14, 2018