Special Issue on Underground Coal Gasification: a Promising Clean Coal Technology

Submission Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Imran Muhammad
      Department of Chemistry, The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Islamkot, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Guest Editor
    • Naresh Kumar
      Department of Chemistry, Underground Coal Gasification Project Thar, Islamkot, Sindh, Pakistan
    • Dileep Kumar
      Department of Chemistry, Underground Coal Gasification Project Thar, Islamkot, Sindh, Pakistan
    • Ahmad Saeed
      Syn Gas Purification, Underground Coal Gasification Project Thar, Islamkot, Sindh, Pakistan
    • Asad Ali
      Department of Syn Gas Purification, Underground Coal Gasification Project Thar, Islamkot, Sindh, Pakistan
    • Abdul Qayyum
      Department of Underground Coal Gasification Operations, Underground Coal Gasification Project Thar, Islamkot, Sindh, Pakistan
    • Aslam Muhammad
      Department of Chemistry, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
    • Shamim Bhatti Muhammad
      Department of Underground Coal Gasification Operations, Underground Coal Gasification Project Thar, Islamkot, Sindh, Pakistan
    • Khalid Muhammad
      Department of Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Introduction

    Underground coal gasification (UCG) is a promising technology to convert the coal in-situ into synthesis gas that can be utilized for the generation of power and for the production of synthetic fuels and chemical feed stock. The advantages of UCG relate to its recovery, chemical feedstock value, environmental impact, health and safety benefits, process efficiency and economic potential. It can be used to recover the energy content of low rank fossil fuels such as sub bituminous coals and lignite that are not economically or technically feasible to recover by conventional technologies because of their seam thickness, depth, high ash and excessive moisture content, large dip angle, or undesirable overburden properties. It also may offer the only feasible technology for recovering the extensive offshore coal deposits. The UCG process also generates minimal atmospheric pollution, less surface disruption and sulfur appears in the coal as hydrogen sulfide rather than sulfur dioxide. It also uses less water than surface gasification processes which must maintain a high steam- air ratio to avoid slagging. These environmental benefits as well as the fact that mining is avoided imply that UCG offers corresponding health and safety advantages.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Geology & Hydrology studies for UCG Development
    2. Drilling well preparation and cementing techniques of UCG
    3. Reverse Combustion linkage(RCL) and forward Combustion Linakge(FCL)
    4. Horizontal Directional Drilling Linkage for UCG
    5. UCG Process Development
    6. UCG's Syngas Purification
    7. Power generation from Syngas
    8. Environmental impacts of UCG
    9. Socio-economic impacts of UCG

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