Investigation of the Coal-Gas System of Coal from the Pechora Coal Basin
Chemistry for Sustainable Development
||natural coal, methane, X-ray phase analysis, infrared spectroscopy, sorption
West Siberian Test Center JSC, Ul. Ordzhonikidze 9, Novokuznetsk 654006 (Russia)
Institute of Coal Chemistry and Material Science, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pr. Sovetskiy 18, Kemerovo 650000 (Russia)
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pr. Akademika Lavrentyeva 5, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russia)
Gorbachev Kuzbass State Technical University, Ul. Vesennyaya 28, Kemerovo 650000 (Russia)
Coal from the Usinsk deposit of the Pechora coal basin was studied by means of IR spectroscopy and XPA. The structural parameters of coal samples were determined; their methane-bearing capacity was estimated with the help of the volumetric method in order to predict methane content of coal beds. The dependence of the amount of methane sorbed by coal on the thermodynamic conditions of tests was demonstrated.