Coal and Coalbed Gas, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123972817
  • ISBN-13: 9780123972811
  • DDC: 622.3385
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 720 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Bridging the gap in expertise between coal and coalbed gas, subfields in which opportunities for cross training have been nonexistent, Coal and Coalbed Gas sets the standard for publishing in these areas. This book treats coal and coalbed gas as mutually inclusive commodities in terms of their interrelated origin, accumulation, composition, distribution, generation, and development, providing a balanced understanding of this energy mix. Currently considered a non-renewable energy resource, coalbed gas, or coalbed methane, is a form of natural gas extracted from coal beds. In recent years, countries have begun to seek and exploit coal for its clean gas energy in an effort to alleviate environmental issues that come with coal use, making a book on this topic particularly timely. This volume takes into account processes of coalification, gasification, and storage and reservoir characterization and evaluation and looks at water management and environmental impacts as well.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Title Page.
Author's Biography.
SI/Metric Units.
1: Introduction and Principles.
2: Coal as Multiple Sources of Energy.
3: Origin of Coal as Gas Source and Reservoir Rocks.
4: Coalification, Gasification, and Gas Storage.
5: Coal Composition and Reservoir Characterization.
6: Resource Evaluation Methodologies.
7: Coalbed Gas Production.
8: Co-Produced Water Management and Environmental Impacts.
9: Worldwide Coalbed Gas Development.
10: Coal and Coalbed Gas: Outlook.
11: References.