Coal bed methane gas is present in coal deposits and mainly consists of CH4 and CO2. The simplest way to treat is with GENERON's® membrane® technology that lowers the CO2 content to less then 2 mol %.
GENERON's® membrane systems have been used to reduce the CO2 and improve the heating value of the gas. GENERON supplies customized coal bed methane gas treatment systems which also include the feed compression. GENERON® fabricates its own membrane filters and works directly with the client to provide the most cost effective solution.
Alternatives for treating the coal bed methane gas are amine systems which are complex and have high capital, operating and installation costs, as well as requiring chemicals that need continued replacement and disposal.
Other alternatives for biogas treatment are absorption (water wash) or adsorption (PSA) systems. These complex systems have high capital, operating and installation cost compared to membrane systems.
In a typical GENERON® coal bed methane treatment membrane system the feed gas is first filtered to remove any particles and liquid condensate. The gas then enters the GENERON® membrane filters. The CO2 permeates preferably through the membrane. The non-permeated gas, mainly CH4, remains at pressure and is the product gas.
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