Experimental study on the production of H2-CH4 from lignite jointly with acid-alkali pretreatment-microbial gasification

XIA Daping1,2,3 CHEN Xi1 WANG Chuang1 SU Xianbo1,2,3

(1.School of Energy Science and Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, China 454000)
(2.Henan Collaborative Innovation Center of Coalbed Methane and Shale Gas for Central Plains Economic Region, Jiaozuo, China 454000)
(3.State and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory for Gas Drainage & Ground Control of Deep Mines, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, China 454000)

【Abstract】In order to investigate the characteristics of the production of biogas from lignite with acid-alkali pretreatment, the authors carried out the fermentation experiments of hydrogen and methane production by using cultured bacteria from coal seam water in Guhanshan coal mine, as well as acid and alkali pretreatment of lignite in Yining Mine, Xinjiang. The authors measured the gas production, gas components, activity of hydrogenase, COD concentration, and tested XRD and FTIR for coals after gas production. The results show that ① the hydrogen production of coal with alkali pretreatment is the highest with the total gas production of 20.25 mL/g, that of coal with acid pretreatment is 17.05 mL/g, and the lowest hydrogen production is found in raw coal as 14.4 mL/g; ② the determination of HPE is basically corresponding to it, and the hydrogenase activity of hydrogen production from coal with alkali pretreatment is 4.35 mL/(mg·min); ③ the methane production of coal from acid pretreatment is the best, and the total gas production is 23.35 mL/g, while the effects of raw coal and the coal with alkali pretreatment are similar; ④ the concentration of COD in the combined production shows a decrease; ⑤ the organic matter degradation rate of the pretreated coal sample is higher, and the macromolecular structure is more easily degraded. The results show the fermentative biogas characteristics of pretreated coal, and it proves that the combined production of H2-CH4 is beneficial to the utilization of coal, which obviously improves the energy conversion rate.

【Keywords】 pretreatment; fermentation combined production; biogas; formation features;


【Funds】 National Natural Science Foundation of China (41472129, 41502158)

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CN: 11-2190/TD

Vol 42, No. 12, Pages 3221-3228

December 2017


Article Outline


  • 1 Experimental materials and methods
  • 2 Experimental results and analysis
  • 3 Conclusion
  • References