Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDavis, Katherine J.
dc.contributor.authorGerlach, Robin
dc.identifier.citationDavis, KJ, R. Gerlach, “Transition of biogenic coal-to-methane conversion from the laboratory to the field: a review of important parameters and studies,” International Journal of Coal Geology, 2018; 185:33-43. doi:10.1016/j.coal.2017.11.006.en_US
dc.description.abstractCoalbed methane (CBM) is an important unconventional natural gas resource in the U.S. and around the world. Many of the CBM containing coal formations are home to microbial communities producing the gas by converting coal to methane. Biogenically produced CBM provides an opportunity for developing technologies to enhance the microbial processes and increase the recoverable gas. To transfer strategies for biogenic CBM enhancement from small-scale laboratory studies to large-scale commercial applications in subsurface coal beds, there are several factors that should be considered to facilitate this transfer. Coal rank, chemistry and structure, formation water chemistry, as well as microbial communities can vary widely among coal formations, and matching these components in laboratory studies to each other and the coal bed of interest should be considered. More work is required to understand the effects of gas sorption, pressure, and water movement through coal formations on biogenic gas production. Additionally, methods for applying methane enhancement strategies in situ must be further investigated to develop commercial applications of enhanced microbial coalbed methane production.en_US
dc.titleTransition of biogenic coal-to-methane conversion from the laboratory to the field: a review of important parameters and studiesen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleInternational Journal of Coal Geologyen_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.contributor.orcidDavis, Katherine J.|0000-0002-0562-7035en_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

MSU uses DSpace software, copyright © 2002-2017  Duraspace. For library collections that are not accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities. For assistance, please submit an accessibility request for library material.