Experimental and Numerical Study of Microwave Irradiation's Effect on Coal Petrophysical Property
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In my three-year full time PhD study, I presented a critical literature review in microwave-assist coal permeability enhancement. Focus on the research gaps, I carried out a series of laboratory experiments to study the effect of microwave power, treatment time, and water saturation on microwave heating/fracturing effect of coal. I also proposed various numerical models to study microwave’s effect on coal permeability in laboratory scale and field scale.
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