Statler College of Engineering and Mining Resources
The pore structure plays an important role to understand methane adsorption, storage and flow behavior of geological materials. In this paper, the multi-tests including N2 adsorption, mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP) and CT reconstruction have been proposed on Tashan lamprophyre samples. The main findings are listed: (1) The pore size distribution has a broad range ranging from 2-100000nm, among which the adsorption pores (<100nm) occupies the mainly specific surface areas and pore volume while the seepage pores (>100nm) only account for 34% of total pore volume. (2) The lamprophyre open pores are mainly slit-like/plate-like and ink-bottle-shaped pores on a two-dimensional level. The lamprophyre 3D pore structure shows more stochastic and anisotropic extension on the z axis to form a complex pore system on a three-dimensional level. (3) The closed pores (>647nm) occupy averaged 74.86% and 72.75% of total pores (>647nm) volume and specific surface area indicating a poor connectivity pore system. The revealed results provide basic information for understanding the abnormal methane emission reasons in similar geological conditions with lamprophyre invasions.
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Li, Zhen; Feng, Guorui; Luo, Yi; Hu, Shengyong; Qi, Tingye; Jiang, Haina; Guo, Jun; Bai, Jinwen; Du, Xianjie; and Kang, Lixun, "Multi-tests for pore structure characterization-A case study using lamprophyre" (2017). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 1545.
Li, Z., Feng, G., Luo, Y., Hu, S., Qi, T., Jiang, H., Guo, J., Bai, J., Du, X., & Kang, L. (2017). Multi-tests for pore structure characterization-A case study using lamprophyre. AIP Advances, 7(8), 85204. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4997749