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Two-phase flow in coalbeds.
Kissell FN; Edwards JC
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8066, 1975 Jan; :1-16
Experimental work by the Bureau of Mines indicates that when a coalbed is degassed by boreholes, the flow of methane may actually increase with time. This phenomenon appears to be the result of a relative permeability effect; that is, the coalbed permeability to the gas increases sharply with decreasing water saturation. This report reviews the background of experimental evidence indicating a reelative permeability effect and presents the results of a computer simulation of two-phase flow in coal.
Mine-gases; Mining-industry; Methanes; Methane-drainage; Methane-control; Explosive-gases; Explosive-atmospheres; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Control-technology; Engineering-controls
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8066
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