Early ideas in underground coal gasification and their evolution

Klimenko, Alexander Y. (2009) Early ideas in underground coal gasification and their evolution. Energies, 2 2: 456-476. doi:10.3390/en20200456

Author Klimenko, Alexander Y.
Title Early ideas in underground coal gasification and their evolution
Journal name Energies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1996-1073
Publication date 2009-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3390/en20200456
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 456
End page 476
Total pages 21
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher M D P I AG
Language eng
Abstract This article follows the development of early UCG (underground coal gasification) ideas. Historical facts are discussed mainly from the technological perspective and early experiments in UCG are analyzed. Our search for the first successful UCG experiment brings to light a new finding, which was commonly overlooked in previous reviews. We also outline the key role that engineer and inventor A. G. Betts played in introducing technologies utilizing unmined coal; his original ideas are visible in the first successful UCG experiments and in modern UCG technology. © 1996-2011 MDPI Publishing
Keyword In situ utilization of coal
Underground coal gasification
UCG development
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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