A facility for non-destructive quantification of coal structures, composition and percolation fluid flows in energy and environmental applications (2012–2013)
X-ray computed tomography (CT) uses X-ray to scan and create cross-sections from a 3D-object that later can be used to recreate a virtual model without destroying the original sample. This proposal seeks to establish a specialised CT facility for in-situ non-destructive multiple scale uantification of coal structures, compositions and percolation fluid flows. The combined micro and nano CT techniques will provide unprecedented information about internal coal structures, properties and processes with resolution down to 700 nm. It will assist researchers in the areas of extraction of coal seam gas (CSG), treatment of CSG saline water, CSG hydrates, coal cleaning, coal combustion, and geosequestration of carbon dioxide.
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