Adsorption and gas transport in coal microstructure: investigation and evaluation by quantitative X-ray CT imaging

Karacan C., Okandan E.

FUEL, vol.80, no.4, pp.509-520, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0016-2361(00)00112-5
  • Title of Journal : FUEL
  • Page Numbers: pp.509-520
  • Keywords: coal microstructure, gas adsorption, adsorption kinetics, X-ray CT imaging, PORE STRUCTURE, PRESSURE, RECOVERY, METHANE


Natural gas (methane) production from coal seams is recognized as one of the valuable energy sources due to high storage capacity of coal to store gas at low pressures. It is known that coal composition, pore structure, and mineral matter properties affect both the amount of adsorbed quantity and kinetics of adsorption when the coals are considered for natural gas production or mediums for storing gas, mainly methane or carbon dioxide.