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Coal Seam Methane Abatement and Utilization Techniques with Availability and Feasibility Criteria
Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal (2016)
  • Kashif Ahmed, NED University
  • Shumaila Meraj, NED University
Abstract
Methane found in coal seams is about 17% of total methane emissions by human activities and 8% of world’s greenhouse gases emissions. Mine methane can be generated through different streams of coal mines like degasification of underground coal mines, ventilation of air in coal seams, post mining processes and surface mining. Methane from ventilation air is the most abandoned form obtained from coal seams but its utilization as an energy source is very difficult due to high flow rate and low concentration of methane in vented air. This discussion not only includes VAM’s mitigation but also its utilization techniques which have been developed mostly based on oxidation and underdeveloped with their technical feasibilities and operational parameters.
Keywords
  • Mine methane,
  • Mitigation,
  • Utilization techniques
Publication Date
April, 2016
Citation Information
Kashif Ahmed and Shumaila Meraj. "Coal Seam Methane Abatement and Utilization Techniques with Availability and Feasibility Criteria" Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal Vol. 1 Iss. 1 (2016) p. 1 - 10 ISSN: 2415-6698
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/passerini-kazmerski/2/