Conditions of suitability of coal seams for underground coal gasification

Gennadiy Pivnyak, Volodymyr Falshtynskyi, Roman Dychkovskyi, Pavlo Saik, Vasyl Lozynskyi, Edgar Cabana, Oleksandr Koshka

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Results of evaluating the suitability of certain sections of Western Donbas coal seams, based predominately on properties of coal material, for their further experimental development by means of underground gasification method are represented. Criteria to evaluate both expediency of underground gasification and specific conditions of that process are substantiated basing upon the methodology developed at the National Mining University (Dnipro, Ukraine) together with representatives from National University of Saint Augustine (Arequipa, Peru). The methodology has been industrially approved with the confirmation of its efficiency while developing technical documentation for underground gasification projects: “Project of experimental section of Pidzemgaz station of Pavlogradvuhillia association”, “Feasibility study of the expediency of the construction of Pidzemgaz station” FS 3858-PZ”, Synelnykovo deposit; “Project on experimental underground gas generator”, Monastyryshche deposit, FS of experimental module of UCG station of Solenovske coalmining area, Donbas. Also, they contain the researches, which were conducted within the project GP – 489, financed by Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-48
Number of pages11
JournalKey Engineering Materials
StatePublished - 2020

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  • Coal
  • Coefficient of suitability
  • Criteria of evaluation
  • Gasification


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