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The Scientific World Journal - Volume 2014 2014, Article ID 242947, 9 pages -

Research Article

National Engineering Research Center for Coal & Gas Control, China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou 221116, China

College of Safety Science and Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo 454000, China

Received 9 October 2013; Accepted 11 December 2013; Published 6 March 2014

Academic Editors: A. Durmus and D. Vamvuka

Copyright © 2014 Liguo Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

ECBM displacement experiments are a direct way to observe the gas displacement process and efficiency by inspecting the produced gas composition and flow rate. We conducted two sets of ECBM experiments by injecting N2 and CO2 through four large parallel specimens  mm coal briquette. N2 or CO2 is injected at pressures of 1.5, 1.8, and 2.2 MPa and various crustal stresses. The changes in pressure along the briquette and the concentration of the gas mixture flowing out of the briquette were analyzed. Gas injection significantly enhances CBM recovery. Experimental recoveries of the original extant gas are in excess of 90% for all cases. The results show that the N2 breakthrough occurs earlier than the CO2 breakthrough. The breakthrough time of N2 is approximately 0.5 displaced volumes. Carbon dioxide, however, breaks through at approximately 2 displaced volumes. Coal can adsorb CO2, which results in a slower breakthrough time. In addition, ground stress significantly influences the displacement effect of the gas injection.





Author: Liguo Wang, Yuanping Cheng, and Yongkang Wang

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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