Deep-Sea Mining

Resource Potential, Technical and Environmental Considerations

Editors: Sharma, Rahul (Ed.)

  • Broadens understanding of deep seabed mining for mineral resources such as polymetallic nodules, hydrothermal sulphides and ferromanganese crusts
  • Examines the environmental impacts and proposes an environmental management plan for sustainable mining
  • Enables readers to gain an overview of the design and development of the technology used for mining activities under extreme environmental conditions
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About this book

This comprehensive book contains contributions from specialists who provide a complete status update along with outstanding issues encompassing different topics related to deep-sea mining. Interest in exploration and exploitation of deep-sea minerals is seeing a revival due to diminishing grades and increasing costs of processing of terrestrial minerals as well as availability of several strategic metals in seabed mineral resources; it therefore becomes imperative to take stock of various issues related to deep-sea mining. 
The authors are experienced scientists and engineers from around the globe developing advanced technologies for mining and metallurgical extraction as well as performing deep sea exploration for several decades. They invite readers to learn about the resource potential of different deep-sea minerals, design considerations and development of mining systems, and the potential environmental impacts of mining in international waters.

About the authors

Dr. Rahul Sharma is a Chief Scientist at the National Institute of Oceanography in Goa, India. He received his PhD in Marine Science from Goa University in 1997. His research interests include development of underwater photography for deep-sea exploration, environmental impact assessment for deep-sea mining, and application of environmental data for deep-sea mining and environmental conservation.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Deep-Sea Mining: Current Status and Future Considerations

    Sharma, Rahul

    Pages 3-21

  • Composition, Formation, and Occurrence of Polymetallic Nodules

    Kuhn, T. (et al.)

    Pages 23-63

  • Marine Co-Rich Ferromanganese Crust Deposits: Description and Formation, Occurrences and Distribution, Estimated World-wide Resources

    Halbach, Peter E. (et al.)

    Pages 65-141

  • Seafloor Massive Sulfide Deposits: Distribution and Prospecting

    Cherkashov, Georgy

    Pages 143-164

  • Submarine Phosphorites: The Deposits of the Chatham Rise, New Zealand, off Namibia and Baja California, Mexico—Origin, Exploration, Mining, and Environmental Issues

    Kudrass, Hermann (et al.)

    Pages 165-187

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52557-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52556-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Deep-Sea Mining
Book Subtitle
Resource Potential, Technical and Environmental Considerations
Editors
  • Rahul Sharma
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52557-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52557-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52556-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 535
Number of Illustrations and Tables
95 b/w illustrations, 175 illustrations in colour
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