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Concepts of Deep-Sea Mining Technologies

  • M. A. AtmanandEmail author
  • G. A. Ramadass
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Abstract

The contents of this chapter are from published literature by the team working in the area of deep-sea mining at National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT). It starts with a brief introduction on deep-sea mining technologies. This is followed by the historical perspectives and the present-day work and execution in phases towards deep-sea mining in India. Some of the subsystems and infrastructure for deep-sea-related activities are described which is followed by operation of laying and pickup of artificial nodules at a depth of 500-m water depth. In situ soil tester designed, developed, and tested is described and the future work on the deep-sea mining system for 6000 m is finally explained. Many of these works have been reported in conferences and journals and are cited as references in the end of the chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Ocean TechnologyChennaiIndia

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