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

Resultado final

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.

Report Mining platform specifications layout.

Report containing the Mining platform specifications and integrated layout.

Guidelines and recommendations for environmental monitoring

Guidelines and recommendations for environmental monitoring during prototype mining

Test report Field tests

Report describing the test procedures and results

Final event

UNR The final report will be organized as described in ST6.2.2 and a short report of the final event will be provided

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 EIA assessment

Report describing the results of the EIA analyses and the outcome of the workshop with invited external experts

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

Newsletter 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 (M10, M22, M41, M52

Four html e-mail newsletters with links to Blue Nodules website will be released to the general public at months M10, M22, M35 and M46. At month 46 a short descriptive report with the newsletters will be provided

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)

Publicaciones

Regional Governance and the CCZ Environmental Management Plan

Autores: Weaver, P.P.E. and Jones, D.O.B.
Publicado en: Towards an ISA Environmental Management Strategy for the Area. ISA Technical Study, 17, 2017, Page(s) 77-79
Editor: ISA

AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY INTO FLOW ASSURANCE OF COARSE INCLINED SLURRIES

Autores: Edwin de Hoog, Maarten in ’t Veld, Jort van Wijk and Arno Talmon
Publicado en: 18th International Conference on the Transport and Sedimentation of Solid Particles, 11-15 September 2017, 2017, ISSN 0867-7964
Editor: Wroclaw University Poland

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

Autores: Jort M. van Wijk
Publicado en: 18th International Conference on the Transport and Sedimentation of Solid Particles, 29-06-2017, 2017, ISSN 0867-7964
Editor: Worslow University Poland

Overarching Issues Around Regional Governance of Deep Seabed Mining

Autores: Jones, D.O.B. and Weaver, P.P.E.
Publicado en: Towards an ISA Environmental Management Strategy for the Area. ISA Technical Study, 17, 2017, Page(s) 74-77
Editor: ISA

Impact fragmentation of polymetallic nodules under deep ocean pressure conditions

Autores: J.M. van Wijk, S. Haalboom, E. de Hoog, H. de Stigter, M.G. Smit
Publicado en: Minerals Engineering, 134, 2019, Page(s) 250-260, ISSN 0892-6875
Editor: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2019.02.015

Size reduction of CCZ polymetallic nodules under repeated impact fragmentation

Autores: J.M. van Wijk, E. de Hoog
Publicado en: Results in Engineering, 7, 2020, Page(s) 100154, ISSN 2590-1230
Editor: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.rineng.2020.100154

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

Autores: E. de Hoog, J.M. van Wijk, J.T.M. Wijnands, A.M. Talmon
Publicado en: Minerals Engineering, 155, 2020, Page(s) 106415, ISSN 0892-6875
Editor: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2020.106415

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

Autores: Janus Larsen, Christian Mohn, Ane Pastor, Marie Maar
Publicado en: PLOS ONE, 15/4, 2020, Page(s) e0231193, ISSN 1932-6203
Editor: Public Library of Science
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231193

Improving Environmental Management Practices in Deep-Sea Mining

Autores: D. S. M. Billett, D. O. B. Jones, P. P. E. Weaver
Publicado en: Environmental Issues of Deep-Sea Mining - Impacts, Consequences and Policy Perspectives, 2019, Page(s) 403-446, ISBN 978-3-030-12695-7
Editor: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-12696-4_15

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

Autores: Philip P. E. Weaver, David Billett
Publicado en: Environmental Issues of Deep-Sea Mining - Impacts, Consequences and Policy Perspectives, 2019, Page(s) 27-62, ISBN 978-3-030-12695-7
Editor: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-12696-4_3