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Bioassay for estimating the biogenic methane-generating potential of coal samples

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2008

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Jones, Elizabeth J P, Voytek, Mary A, Warwick, Peter D, Corum, Margo D, Cohn, Alexander, Bunnell, Joseph E, Clark, Arthur C, and Orem, William H, 2008, Bioassay for estimating the biogenic methane-generating potential of coal samples: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 76, iss. 1–2, p. 138-150.

Summary

Generation of secondary biogenic methane in coal beds is likely controlled by a combination of factors such as the bioavailability of coal carbon, the presence of a microbial community to convert coal carbon to methane, and an environment supporting microbial growth and methanogenesis. A set of treatments and controls was developed to bioassay the bioavailability of coal for conversion to methane under defined laboratory conditions. Treatments included adding a well-characterized consortium of bacteria and methanogens (enriched from modern wetland sediments) and providing conditions to support endemic microbial activity. The contribution of desorbed methane in the bioassays was determined in treatments with bromoethane sulfonic acid, [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Thu Apr 18 13:36:54 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Hydrogeochemical and Microbiological Investigations of Radionuclides, Nutrients, and Environmental Contaminants.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5042163ae4b04b508bfd3332">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5042163ae4b04b508bfd3332</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1016/j.coal.2008.05.011

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journalInternational Journal of Coal Geology
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