Coal-bed methane utilization: the state-of-the art, objectives and future considerations

E. V. Mazanik, E. M. Mogileva, K. S. Kolikov

The authors discuss the aspects of coal-bed methane utilization, major commercial technologies and upcoming trends. The utilization efficiency is basically determined by the parameters of recoverable air-methane mixtures, and the authors take this factor into account in their assessment of the most promising technologies for gas drainage of virgin coal in the context of methane utilization.

№1 (113) 2014

Key words: gas drainage, utilization, efficiency, parameters, greenhouse gases, preparation, methane-bearing capacity, opportunities, potential

Mining Industry Journal №1 2014, p.59