Experimental investigation of adsorption and desorption of methane in water-bearing shale

Aifen Li, Wencheng Han, Qi Fang, Asadullah Memon, Min Ma

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Abstract


Adsorption of methane on shale is affected by water because shale deposited in the water environment originally. To study the effect of water on the sorption characteristics of shale, adsorption-desorption experiments with water-bearing shale were carried out, and the comprehensive effects of temperature and water on shale adsorption and desorption were analyzed. The results show that methane adsorption and desorption are consistent with the Langmuir model and Langmuir+λ model respectively. Increasing temperature reduces adsorption and promotes desorption, and with the increase in water content, the adsorption capacity decreases significantly, the desorption hysteresis is more serious. The methane adsorption capacity of shale with high water content is less sensitive to temperature than the shale with low water content, the desorption rate is dominated by temperature when the pressure is above 8 MPa, and the desorption rate is dominated by the water content when the pressure is less than 8 MPa.

Cited as: Li, A., Han, W., Fang, Q., Memon, A., Ma, M. Experimental investigation of adsorption and desorption of methane in water-bearing shale. Capillarity, 2020, 3(3), doi: 10.46690/capi.2020.03.02.


Keywords


water-bearing shale, methane, water content, adsorption, desorption

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