Sharma, Rahul

Deep-Sea Mining

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Table of contents

Part I. Deep-Sea Minerals: Distribution Characteristics and Their Resource Potential

1. Deep-Sea Mining: Current Status and Future Considerations
Rahul Sharma

2. Composition, Formation, and Occurrence of Polymetallic Nodules
T. Kuhn, A. Wegorzewski, C. Rühlemann, A. Vink

3. Marine Co-Rich Ferromanganese Crust Deposits: Description and Formation, Occurrences and Distribution, Estimated World-wide Resources
Peter E. Halbach, Andreas Jahn, Georgy Cherkashov

4. Seafloor Massive Sulfide Deposits: Distribution and Prospecting
Georgy Cherkashov

5. Submarine Phosphorites: The Deposits of the Chatham Rise, New Zealand, off Namibia and Baja California, Mexico—Origin, Exploration, Mining, and Environmental Issues
Hermann Kudrass, Ray Wood, Robin Falconer

6. Predictive Mapping of the Nodule Abundance and Mineral Resource Estimation in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone Using Artificial Neural Networks and Classical Geostatistical Methods
Andreas Knobloch, Thomas Kuhn, Carsten Rühlemann, Thomas Hertwig, Karl-Otto Zeissler, Silke Noack

7. Statistical Properties of Distribution of Manganese Nodules in Indian and Pacific Oceans and Their Applications in Assessing Commonality Levels and in Exploration Planning
T. R. P. Singh, M. Sudhakar

8. Assessment of Distribution Characteristics of Polymetallic Nodules and Their Implications on Deep-Sea Mining
Rahul Sharma

Part II. Deep-Sea Mining Technology: Concepts and Applications

9. Fundamental Geotechnical Considerations for Design of Deep-Sea Mining Systems
Tetsuo Yamazaki

10. Concepts of Deep-Sea Mining Technologies
M. A. Atmanand, G. A. Ramadass

11. An Application of Ocean Mining Technology: Deep Ocean Water Utilization
Koji Otsuka, Kazuyuki Ouchi

Part III. Metallurgical Processing and Their Sustainable Development

12. Metallurgical Processing of Polymetallic Ocean Nodules
R. P. Das, S. Anand

13. Sustainable Processing of Deep-Sea Polymetallic Nodules
P. K. Sen

14. Sustainable Development and Its Application to Mine Tailings of Deep Sea Minerals
John C. Wiltshire

Part IV. Environmental Concerns of Impact of Deep-Sea Mining

15. Recent Developments in Environmental Impact Assessment with Regard to Mining of Deep-Sea Mineral Resources
Y. Shirayama, H. Itoh, T. Fukushima

16. Taxonomic Problems in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Linked to Ocean Mining and Possibility of New Technology Developments
Tomohiko Fukushima, Miyuki Nishijima

17. Development of Environmental Management Plan for Deep-Sea Mining
Rahul Sharma

18. The Crafting of Seabed Mining Ecosystem-Based Management
Yves Henocque

Keywords: Earth Sciences, Mineral Resources, Oceanography, Metallic Materials, Environmental Chemistry, Marine & Freshwater Sciences, Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences

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Natural Sciences
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