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Microbial Simulation Experiment on Enhancing Coalbed Methane Production

Version 1 : Received: 5 March 2019 / Approved: 6 March 2019 / Online: 6 March 2019 (11:40:20 CET)

How to cite: Hao, C.; Yong, Q.; Shangwen, Z.; Hongyan, W.; Zhenhong, C.; Guizhong, L.; Ze, D.; Lei, C. Microbial Simulation Experiment on Enhancing Coalbed Methane Production. Preprints 2019, 2019030078 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201903.0078.v1). Hao, C.; Yong, Q.; Shangwen, Z.; Hongyan, W.; Zhenhong, C.; Guizhong, L.; Ze, D.; Lei, C. Microbial Simulation Experiment on Enhancing Coalbed Methane Production. Preprints 2019, 2019030078 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201903.0078.v1).

Abstract

Coalbed Methane(CBM) production enhancement for single wells is a big problem to CBM industrialization. Low production is due to insufficient gas generation by thermogenic. Luckily, Biogenic gas was found in many areas and its supply is assumed to improve coalbed methane production. Therefore, microbial simulation experiment will demonstrate the effectiveness of the assumption. From microbial simulation experiment on different coal ranks, it is found that microbes can use coals to produce biogas under laboratory conditions. With different temperatures for different experiments, it turns out that the gas production at 35 ℃ is greater than that at 15℃,indicating that 35℃ is more suitable for microbes to produce gas. According to quantitative experiments, adding exogenous nutrients or exogenous bacteria can improve CBM production. Moreover, the production enhancement ratio can reach up to 115% under the condition of adding exogenous bacterial species, while the ratio for adding nutrients can be up to 144%.

Subject Areas

Coalbed Methane(CBM); Methanogens; Biogenic Gas; CBM Production Enhancement

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