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Cavity Models for Underground Coal Gasification
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Pages: 207 - 221
Underground coal gasification is an in situ coal utilization technique that has immense potential as a future clean coal technology. UCG possesses a number of advantages including the ability to use deep and unmineable coals. The most important component of UCG is the underground “cavity”—which serves as a chemical reactor with rich interplay of kinetics and transport. Field and laboratory-scale experiments have revealed several interesting features of the UCG cavity. Modeling studies on the UCG cavity involve fundamental models and CFD simulations. In this chapter, we will discuss various experiments and models of UCG cavities, with a focus on the effects of reaction chemistry and thermomechanical spalling on cavity evolution. © 2018, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
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JournalEnergy, Environment, and Sustainability
Open AccessNo