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Breakthrough Solutions for the Sustainable Harvesting and Processing of Deep Sea Polymetallic Nodules

Deliverables

Report on inventory of environmental pressures

Report on environmental pressures and recommendations for design priorities;

Report describing the process flow overview

Report describing the Knowledge about the flow composition and properties at each state beginning with the pick-up of PMN and ending with the VTS/disposal of sediment.

Final release of the Terms of Reference report to be used in WP1-5

Final release of the Terms of Reference report to be used in WP1-5

Report Rules and regulations

Report describing the Rules and regulations: compliance, recommendations and assessment model. Including the results of the outcome of the workshops organised

Report on environmental pressures arising from maritime operations

Report on environmental pressures arising from maritime operations

Initial design of vehicle propulsion and propulsion test performance

Report describing the initial design of the vehicle propulsion system for the laboratory test and field test. Fundamental know-how of hydraulic and mechanical collector design parameters and processes. Validation of Fundamental hypotheses of hydraulic and mechanical collector design parameters and processes.

Nodule Cracker Tool

Device for in-situ characterisation of mechanical nodule properties (D3.2), with basic knowledge of crushing behaviour of PMN in deep sea environment

Website, templates and general flyer

Delivery of public Website, Flyer with general project information for dissemination, Project templates (reports, presentations, logo), database for Dissemination (stakeholders, interest groups, contact details)

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Publications

AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY INTO FLOW ASSURANCE OF COARSE INCLINED SLURRIES

Author(s): Edwin de Hoog, Maarten in ’t Veld, Jort van Wijk and Arno Talmon
Published in: 18th International Conference on the Transport and Sedimentation of Solid Particles, Issue 11-15 September 2017, 2017, ISSN 0867-7964

THE INFLUENCE OF NODULE DEGRADATION ON THE VERTICAL HYDRAULIC TRANSPORT OF MANGANESE NODULES

Author(s): Jort M. van Wijk
Published in: 18th International Conference on the Transport and Sedimentation of Solid Particles, Issue 29-06-2017, 2017, ISSN 0867-7964

Impact fragmentation of polymetallic nodules under deep ocean pressure conditions

Author(s): J.M. van Wijk, S. Haalboom, E. de Hoog, H. de Stigter, M.G. Smit
Published in: Minerals Engineering, Issue 134, 2019, Page(s) 250-260, ISSN 0892-6875
DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2019.02.015

Size reduction of CCZ polymetallic nodules under repeated impact fragmentation

Author(s): J.M. van Wijk, E. de Hoog
Published in: Results in Engineering, Issue 7, 2020, Page(s) 100154, ISSN 2590-1230
DOI: 10.1016/j.rineng.2020.100154

Degradation of polymetallic nodules during hydraulic transport under influence of particle-wall and particle-particle interaction

Author(s): E. de Hoog, J.M. van Wijk, J.T.M. Wijnands, A.M. Talmon
Published in: Minerals Engineering, Issue 155, 2020, Page(s) 106415, ISSN 0892-6875
DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2020.106415

A versatile marine modelling tool applied to arctic, temperate and tropical waters

Author(s): Janus Larsen, Christian Mohn, Ane Pastor, Marie Maar
Published in: PLOS ONE, Issue 15/4, 2020, Page(s) e0231193, ISSN 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231193

Improving Environmental Management Practices in Deep-Sea Mining

Author(s): D. S. M. Billett, D. O. B. Jones, P. P. E. Weaver
Published in: Environmental Issues of Deep-Sea Mining - Impacts, Consequences and Policy Perspectives, 2019, Page(s) 403-446
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-12696-4_15

Environmental Impacts of Nodule, Crust and Sulphide Mining: An Overview

Author(s): Philip P. E. Weaver, David Billett
Published in: Environmental Issues of Deep-Sea Mining - Impacts, Consequences and Policy Perspectives, 2019, Page(s) 27-62
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-12696-4_3