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Modelling underground coal gasification: What to start with

Jiang, Liangliang, Feng, Lele, Gao, Wu ORCID:, Sun, Jin, Shen, Anqi, Liu, Jiang, Wei, Zixiang, Xue, Dan, Chen, Shanshan, Chen, Yanpeng, Chen, Zhangxin and Ali, S.M. Farouq 2023. Modelling underground coal gasification: What to start with. Natural Gas Industry B 10 (6) , pp. 626-637. 10.1016/j.ngib.2023.11.006

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Underground coal gasification (UCG) is widely regarded as a clean coal technology that holds enormous potential to decarbonize the world's coal industry. It converts coal underground into combustible syngas through a set of complex physiochemical events. Experimental and numerical efforts over the past century have contributed to the development of UCG around the world; however, tapping the world's deep-situated coal resources with UCG requires substantial contributions from numerous high-quality researchers. To facilitate effective engagement, this paper will provide a background on where to start if one wishes to undertake UCG modelling. First, a brief description of the fundamental phenomena involved in UCG is given. Then, a succinct introduction of the widely used modelling software is rendered, followed by a description of UCG studies to provide insight how to tune the various software packages for modelling UCG and where their strengths lie. This paper shall serve as guidance to new UCG modellers.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2352-8540
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 24 January 2024
Date of Acceptance: 19 December 2023
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2024 12:30

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