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Methane emissions from U.S. coal mines in 1980

Roy H. Grau

Methane emissions from U.S. coal mines in 1980

by Roy H. Grau

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Published by United States Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines in [Avondale, Md.] .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Coalbed methane -- United States -- Statistics.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 7.

      Other titlesMethane emissions from US coal mines in 1980.
      Statementby Roy H. Grau III and John C. LaScola.
      SeriesInformation circular / United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines ;, 8987, Information circular (United States. Bureau of Mines) ;, 8987.
      ContributionsLaScola, John C.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTN295 .U4 no. 8987, TN305 .U4 no. 8987
      The Physical Object
      Pagination13 p. ;
      Number of Pages13
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2998681M
      LC Control Number84600148

      Suggested Citation:"References."National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Improving Characterization of Anthropogenic Methane Emissions in the United States. The Coal Industry Advisory Board (CIAB) of the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimated the total methane emissions from worldwide mining, treatment and storage of coal to be approximately 25 million tonnes/year for Slightly more than one million tonnes of methane are utilized by the industry. Thus, the net annual discharge to the atmosphere is 24 million tonnes.

      At the EPA, Ms. Ruiz is the Director of the Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP), where she works with the coal mining industry in the U.S. and internationally with the goal of reducing methane emissions from coal mining activities. This is a shortened version of the paper “The Methane-Air Explosion Hazard Within Coal Mine Gobs published in the volume of SME Transactions (Brune, , pp. ). This paper analyzes the explosion hazard resulting from the formation of methane-air mixtures in the mined-out gobs of underground longwall coal mines.

      Creating a safer environment in U.S. coal mines: the Bureau of Mines methane control program, [Skow, Milford L.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Creating a safer environment in U.S. coal mines: the Bureau of Mines methane control program, Author: Milford L. Skow.   The information presented is a condensed version of the Coalmine Methane Outreach Program’s (CMOP) report Identifying Opportunities for Methane Recovery at U.S. Coal Mines: Profiles of Selected Gassy Underground Coal Mines (January ).


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Methane emissions from U.S. coal mines in 1980 by Roy H. Grau Download PDF EPUB FB2

Genre/Form: Statistics: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Grau, Roy H. Methane emissions from U.S. coal mines in [Avondale, Md.]: United States Dept. A tabulation of methane emissions during for all United States coal mines with emissions greater than MMcfd.

The report also compares records of and and describes relationships between emissions in and the Bureau's coalbed gas co. Genre/Form: Statistics: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Grau, Roy H.

Methane emissions from U.S. coal mines in [Avondale, Md.]: U.S. Dept. of the. • Coal production and methane emissions decreased slightly for both underground and surface mines • VAM amount destroyed was highest ever • About mmcf methane • Vented degas methane remains about 7 Bcf • Number of underground coal mines decreased from to • Eight gassy mines abandoned in METHANE EMISSIONS FROM U.S.

COAL MINES IN By Roy H. Grau ' and John C. ~a~cola~ ABSTRACT This Bureau of Mines report contains a tabulation of methane emissions during for all coal mines located in the United States with emis- sions greater than MMcfd.

Listed for each mine are methane emission. U.S. Abandoned Coal Mine Methane Recovery Project Opportunities (July ) Proposed Methodology for Estimating Emission Inventories from Abandoned Coal Mines (October ) Methane Emissions from Abandoned Coal Mines in the U.S.: Emission Inventory Methodology and Emissions Estimates (April ) Addendum: Decline Curve Coefficients.

The Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane (CMM) is a subsidiary body of the Committee on Sustainable Energy (CSE) that promotes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from coal mines. Its activities on recovery and use of methane reduce the risks of explosions in coal mines.

emissions measurements and other data, this paper presents improved estimates of methane emissions from U.S. coal mines. Methane is formed in coal during the process of coalification, and the quality and quantity of the gas created and retained is a function of the original organic matter composition and the conditions of burial.

Coalbed methane (CBM or coal-bed methane), coalbed gas, coal seam gas (CSG), or coal-mine methane (CMM) is a form of natural gas extracted from coal beds. In recent decades it has become an important source of energy in United States, Canada, Australia, and other countries. The term refers to methane adsorbed into the solid matrix of the coal.

It is called 'sweet gas' because of its lack of. Methane Emissions from Abandoned Mines in the United States: Emission Inventory Methodology and Estimates.

USEPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and SinksOffice of Atmospheric Programs, USEPA # R April emissions in China entitled, “Methane Emissions from Abandoned Coal Mines in China.” Information about this project and results of analysis can be found at et The closing of state -owned coal mines and town and village coal mines that do not meet production.

Book Chapter Methane Control for Underground Coal Mines Author(s) William P. Diamond William P. Diamond U. Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh Research Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Search for other works by this author on: GSW.

Google Scholar. Doi. China has large but uncertain coal mine methane (CMM) emissions. Inverse modeling (top-down) analyses of atmospheric methane observations can help improve the emission estimates but require reliable emission patterns as prior information.

To serve this urgent need, we developed a high-resolution (° × °) methane emission inventory for China’s coal mining using a recent publicly.

In-Situ Methane Content - 59 U.S. Coal Mines 44 Exhibit - Estimated Methane Emissions from U.S. Coal Mining and Utilization by State, 48 Exhibit - Estimated Methane Emissions from U.S. Coal Mining and Utilization by Mining Method and Source At present we have very few data on methane emissions from low temperature coal burning such as in home heating and cooking in China and many other countries.

The purpose of this paper is to determine qualitatively whether coal burning is a minor source or whether it is very small and negligible. The first recorded occurrence of a methane explosion and resultant deaths in a U.S. coal mine was in at an operation near Richmond, VA, known as Heath’s pits.

Humphrey [] quotes an article, noting that in the area “large quantities of [flammable] gas are thrown out from the coal in the mines constantly.”. This Bureau of Mines report tabulates methane emissions from U.S.

bituminous coal mines with daily emission rates of at leastcfd according to States, counties, and coalbeds. Most of the methane emitted is from mines in the Appalachian States. Coal Mine Methane Recovery: A Primer (September ) Top of Page. End Uses. CMM Recovery and Use: Opportunities at Western U.S.

Mines (July ) Coal Mine Methane Mitigation and Utilization Technologies and Project Profiles (also referred to as the Coal Mine Methane Technology Database) (November ) (PDF) (35 pp, K) Exit; Top of Page.

Methane emissions data were available for the U.S., the U.K., former U.S.S.R., Australia, China, Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Methane emissions for India and S. Africa were estimated from a linear correlation between the average depth of mining and specific methane emissions derived from the available data for the eight countries.

Capturing methane emissions from coal mines around the world could significantly reduce the amount of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, as. @article{osti_, title = {Coal mine burns drainage gas to generate power for profit}, author = {Scholes, W A}, abstractNote = {A recently commissioned gas turbine power plant that uses methane gas recovered from a coal mine is described.

The power plant uses the ASEA Stal GT35B series gas turbines with a base load rating on gas of MW at % efficiency."Ventilation has long been the primary means of controlling methane emissions in underground coal mines.

However, as mining has progressed into gassier areas of U.S. coal basins, supplemental means of methane control have become of interest, if not a.Coalbed methane as a resource apart from coal mining began in the early s in the Black Warrior Basin of northern Alabama.

The American Public Gas Association under a U. S. Department of Energy grant funded a three-well research program in to produce coalbed methane at .