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Main Title Evaluation and Analysis of Gas Content and Coal Properties of Major Coal Bearing Regions of the United States.
Author Masemore, S. ; Piccot, S. ; Ringler, E. ; Diamond, W. P. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Chapel Hill, NC. ;Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh Research Center.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Risk Management Research Lab.
Publisher Jun 96
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA-68-D2-0062; EPA/600/R-96/065;
Stock Number PB96-185491
Additional Subjects Methane ; Coal seams ; Physical properties ; Reservoir properties ; Emissions ; Gas analysis ; Gas sampling ; Desorption ; Isotherms ; Equilibrium ; Absorption ; Depth ; Volatility ; Coal rank ; Arkoma Basin ; Black Warrior Basin ; Appalachian Basin ; Illinois Basin ; Uinta Basin ; Green River Basin ; Piceanie Basin ; Powder River Basin ; Raton Mesa Basin ; San Juan Basin ; United States ; Data quality ; Quality assurance ; Gas content
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB96-185491 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 176p
The report is a conpilation of quality assured data on gas content and coal-bed reservoir properties for 11 major coal bearing regions in the U.S. The primary source of these data is the U.S. Bureau of Mines (BOM) gas content measurements program conducted during the 1970s and 1980s. In order to enhance the utility of the BOM data, an evaluation was conducted to compile and quality assure the original data, and to adjust the data as needed to improve quality and representativeness. The raw data were digitized to allow a computer to accurately and consistently perform routine quality assurance checks, consistently determine lost gas and total gas contents for each sample, and examine various corrections to the data. In addition, desorption constants for each coal sample were determined from time series desorption curves generated from the original data. Additional data presented include the results of equilibrium adsorptionn isotherm tests performed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 1983 for approximately 100 of the BOM coal samples.