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Underground Coal Gasification and Combustion

  • ID: 3946930
  • Book
  • 662 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) is carried out in unmined coal seams, using wells drilled from the surface and converting coal into synthesis gas. The gas can be used for power generation and synthesis of automotive fuels, fertilizers and other products.

UCG offers financial, social, and environmental benefits over conventional coal extraction and utilization methods and may play a critical role in ensuring energy security in the future.

Underground Coal Gasification and Combustion provides an overview of underground coal gasification technology, its current status and future directions. Comprehensive in approach, the book covers history, science, technology, hydrogeology, rock mechanics, environmental performance, economics, regulatory and commercial aspects of UCG projects.

The first book on the subject in forty years, it is unique in analysing more than a century of global UCG developments by experts from Australia, Canada, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the USA and Uzbekistan.

- Provides researchers, engineers, industry, educators and regulators with an authoritative overview of science and practical applications of underground coal gasification technologies- Offers insight into efficiency, environmental performance, costs, permitting issues and commercial aspects of UCG projects- Written by scientists and practitioners of UCG technology sharing hands-on experience of step-by-step UCG implementation

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Part I. Historical Development of UCG 1. Early development and discoveries 2. UCG development in the USSR 3. UCG Program in the USA 4. European UCG tests

Part II. UCG Technology 5. Process description and major methods of UCG 6. UCG and gasification kinetics 7. Well linking 8. Environmental impact and groundwater 9. The role of rock deformation in UCG

Part III. Modern UCG projects, scaling up and commercialization 10. What makes a UCG technology commercial-ready? 11. UCG to products: Designs, efficiencies, economics 12. Ergo Exergy: Majuba, Swan Hills 13. Carbon Energy: Bloodwood Creek 14. Linc Energy: Chinchilla

Part IV. Fire underground: prospective technologies 15. Underground coal fires 16. Soil remediation by underground fires 17. UCG under sea bed  18. Underground retorting and gasification of shale oils

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Blinderman, Michael S.
Michael S. Blinderman is a recognized authority on Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) technology, with over 30 years' experience in UCG research, development, pilot and commercial operations in Uzbekistan (Angren), Russia (Yuzhno-Abinsk), Australia (Chinchilla and Kingaroy), South Africa (Majuba), and New Zealand (Huntly West). He serves as a managing director of a UCG technology company, Ergo Exergy Technologies Inc., in Canada.
Klimenko, Alexander Y.
Alexander Y. Klimenko received his PhD from Moscow University in 1991 and his DEng from the University of Queensland in 2007. He has 150 journal and conference publications which are cited more than 2370 times, and he is involved in various UCG projects. Dr Klimenko lectures in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, the University of Queensland, Australia.
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