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Underground coal gasification: rates of post processing gas transport

Karel Soukup, Vladimír Hejtmánek, Krzystof Stańczyk, and Olga Šolcová

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, ASCR, Rozvojová 135/2, CZ-165 02, Prague 6, Czech Republic



Abstract: Two ex-situ and one in-situ semi-pilot plant UCG experiments in the experimental mine Barbara were performed with hard coal and lignite samples. To evaluate the influence of the UCG process on the textural properties of surrounding strata and coals, samples from various locations of the coal seam and the stratum samples before and after the UCG process were collected. Mercury porosimetry, helium pycnometry, and physical adsorption of nitrogen were used for the determination of textural properties of samples. Permeation gas transport was modelled based on the knowledge of the real structure characteristics of the stratum samples by the Mean Transport-Pore Model (MTPM). Influence of the individual texture and transport parameters on the post processing gas transport through porous strata with respect to the variability of their possible values was also evaluated.

Keywords: gas transport – underground coal gasification – textural properties – permeation

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DOI: 10.2478/s11696-014-0618-7


Chemical Papers 68 (12) 1707–1715 (2014)

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