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Underground Coal Gasification and Combustion
1st Edition - November 28, 2017
Editors: Michael S. Blinderman, Alexander Y. Klimenko
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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… Read more
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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
Researchers, engineers, executives, regulators, geoscientists, students, environmentalists and general public interested in energy security, coal mining, gasification technologies, clean coal options, alternative mining methods, and protection of groundwater. Investment professionals with an interest in energy, power generation and petrochemicals. Students of engineering, hydrogeology, rock mechanics and geology departments.
Introduction to Underground Coal Gasification and Combustion
Early development and discoveries in underground coal gasification
History of UCG Development in the USSR
Underground Coal Gasification Research and Development in the United States
European underground coal gasification (UCG) tests
The Development of UCG in Australia
The Role of Groundwater as an Important Component in Underground Coal Gasification
The Effects of Rock Deformation in Underground Coal Gasification
Underground coal gasification modelling and analysis
Environmental Performance of Underground Coal Gasification
What Makes a UCG Technology Ready for Commercial Application?
Underground Coal Gasification to Products: Designs, Efficiencies, Economics
Majuba Underground Coal Gasification Project
UCG Commercialisation and the Cougar Energy Project at Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
Underground Gasification of Oil Shale
Underground coal fires
Soil remediation by underground fires
Advanced underground measurement and monitoring techniques
No. of pages: 662
Published: November 28, 2017
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Hardback ISBN: 9780081003138
eBook ISBN: 9780081003244
Michael S. Blinderman
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.
Affiliations and expertise
Director, Ergo Exergy Technologies Inc.
Alexander Y. Klimenko
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.