Seabed Mining

Course Name: 

Seabed Mining (MN462)

Programme: 

B.Tech (Mining Engg)

Semester: 

Eighth

Category: 

Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

03 (3-0-0)

Content: 

Resources from the seabed, exploring and exploiting minerals from seabed, comparison of seabed mining with traditional in-land mining. Mining systems- hydraulic mining, continuous line bucket (CLB) mining, modular or shuttle mining systems. Alternative systems for deep sea mining, transport and processing. Ore transfer technology. Environmental impact of seabed mining. Economics. Indian scene- phase wise development of seabed mining, vessels for conducting survey and research, possible ore reserves.

References: 

Hartman, H.L., Introductory Mining Engineering; Wiley Interscience, New York, 1987. Manjula, R. Shyam, Metals from the seabed: Prospects for Mining Polymetallic Nodules of India. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi, 1982.

Department: 

Mining Engineering
 

Contact us

Prof. V. R. Sastry, Head of the Department
Department of Mining Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473051
  • Email: mininghod[AT]nitk[DOT]ac[DOT]in

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