Cleat-scale characterisation of coal: an overview

Mostaghimi, Peyman, Armstrong, Ryan T., Gerami, Alireza, Hu, Yibing, Jing, Jing,, Kamali, Fatemeh, Liu, Min, Liu, Zhishang, Lu, Xiao, Ramandi, Hamed L., Zamani, Ali and Zhang, Yulai (2017) Cleat-scale characterisation of coal: an overview. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 39 143-160. doi:10.1016/j.jngse.2017.01.025

Author Mostaghimi, Peyman
Armstrong, Ryan T.
Gerami, Alireza
Hu, Yibing
Jing, Jing,
Kamali, Fatemeh
Liu, Min
Liu, Zhishang
Lu, Xiao
Ramandi, Hamed L.
Zamani, Ali
Zhang, Yulai
Title Cleat-scale characterisation of coal: an overview
Journal name Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1875-5100
Publication date 2017-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jngse.2017.01.025
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 39
Start page 143
End page 160
Total pages 18
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract This paper reviews recent developments on the cleat-scale characterisation of coal. Novel micro-CT imaging and image calibration methods are described. The application of micro-CT imaging for studying diffusion processes in ultralow permeability media is shown. The extraction of statistical information from micro-CT images to reconstruct cleats are demonstrated. The developments of microfluidic methods for understanding complex displacement mechanisms in coal seams and variation of coal contact angles are described. We explain numerical methods for prediction of petrophysical properties from micro-CT images and discuss limitations when dealing with coal. The paper concludes by addressing the challenges for microscale coal characterisation.
Keyword Coal seam gas
Coalbed methane
Coal cleats
Pore-scale modelling
Micro-CT imaging
Image analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
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Created: Mon, 03 Apr 2017, 14:27:20 EST by Fatemeh Kamali on behalf of UQ Energy Initiative