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Porosity and permeability characterization of coal: A micro-computed tomography study

Ramandi, Hamed Lamei; Mostaghimi, Peyman; Armstrong, Ryan; Saadatfar, Mohammad; Pinczewski, Wolf Val


A unique contrast agent technique using X-ray micro computed tomography (micro-CT) was developed for studying micrometer-sized features in coal. The technique allows for the visualization of coal fractures not visible with conventional imaging methods. A Late Permian medium volatile bituminous coal from Moura coal mine was imaged and the resulting three-dimensional coal cleat system was extracted for fluid flow simulations. The results demonstrate a direct relationship between coal lithotype...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Coal Geology
DOI: 10.1016/j.coal.2015.10.001


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