Optimal power generation from low concentration coal bed methane in Iran

Hooman Farzaneh, Majid Fahimi, Yadollah Saboohi

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Development of a model for optimal power generation from the thermal oxidation of a low concentration coal bed mine has been considered as the main objective of this investigation. The model has been applied to identify the optimal thermodynamic characteristics of the power generation system through using a mixture with 1.6% methane concentration in a recuperative lean-burn gas turbine and coupling a gas engine to the system for more power generation from the remaining coal bed methane. The implementation of the model based on the real site condition would lead to the generation of 6.97 MW electricity in Tabas coal mine of Iran.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-596
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 16 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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