Underground Coal Gasification and Combustion provides a comprehensive overview of the development of UCG, its current situation, and likely future directions. After an introductory part reviewing the history of UCG, following sections focus on UCG technology and modern UCG projects. Final chapters address prospective technologies.
Underground coal gasification (UCG) processes convert solid coal resources that would otherwise not be mined into syngas. The resulting syngas can be used for power generation, fuel production, or other petrochemical processes.
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in UCG as it may offer financial, social, and environmental benefits over conventional coal extraction methods.
- Provides researchers in academia and industry with an authoritative overview of coal gasification technologies
- Comprehensive and systematic coverage of UCG history, including the current situation and likely future trends
- Edited and contributed to by well-known experts in the field
Geologists, engineers, researchers, managers in the mining and energy industries. Researchers at postgraduate level onwards in academia with an interest in UCG (from departments of geology, engineering). Investors interested in UCG. Regulators interested in UCG
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
II. UCG Technology
5. Process description and major methods of UCG
6. UCG and gasification kinetics
7. Well linking (directional drilling, RCL, electro-linking, hydrofracture)
8. The role of rock deformation in UCG
9. Environmental impact (including ground water and cite selection)
10. Caron capture and sequestration
11. UCG modelling and control
III. Modern UCG projects, scaling up and commercialization
12. What makes a UCG technology commercial-ready?
13. UCG to Products: Designs, Efficiencies, Economics
14. Ergo Exergy: Majuba
15. Carbon Energy: Bloodwood Creek
16. Linc Energy: Chinchilla
17. UCG in China
IV. Fire underground: prospective technologies
18. Underground fires
19. Soil remediation by underground fires
20. UCG under sea bed
21. Underground retorting and gasification of shale oils
22. Underground measurement and monitoring techniques
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2018
- 15th December 2017
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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.
Director, Ergo Exergy Technologies Inc.
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.
University of Queensland, Australia