Title: Effects of temperature and pressure on gas desorption in coal in an enclosed system: a theoretical and experimental study

Authors: Zengchao Feng; Dong Zhao; Yangsheng Zhao; Jing Zhao; Zhixiang Liu

College of Mining Technology, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030024, China
College of Mining Technology, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030024, China
College of Mining Technology, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030024, China
College of Mining Technology, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030024, China
Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, 100081, China

Abstract: The desorption of a gas from any type of coal depends on the gas's pressure and temperature. The adsorption capacity of coal decreases as temperature increase and gas pressure decrease. Desorption capacity increases as temperature rise, and then gas pressure of system also rises in a closed system. The objective of this paper was to determine the relationship between desorption temperature and gas pressure in a closed coal-gas system. At temperatures between 30°C and 240°C, three different types of coal samples (such as lean coal, anthracite and coke coal) were prepared for desorption experiments with methane and nitrogen. Curves describing the relationship between desorption pressure and temperature were obtained. Based on the Boltzmann energy distribution law and the ideal gas state equation, a theoretical model of the desorption pressure and temperature in the system considered was established. The Dubinin-Radushkevich equation was also introduced into the new model. Finally, the gas adsorption capacities of coal at any temperature and pressure could be forecast using the new mathematical model.

Keywords: equivalent adsorption; high temperature adsorption; adsorption systems; adsorption heat; desorption temperature; gas pressure; gas desorption; lean coal; anthracite; coke coal; enclosed systems; methane; nitrogen; mathematical modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJOGCT.2016.074284

Int. J. of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 2016 Vol.11, No.2, pp.193 - 203

Available online: 21 Jan 2016