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Title:
METAL COLLECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2012122108
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a metal collection system and method, by which a high metal collection efficiency can be maintained independently of the sea area where a metal collection material is installed.

The metal collection system is constituted with: a mooring device 10 for mooring a metal collection material in a metal collection area W of seawater; and a temperature controller 20 for controlling the temperature of the seawater in the metal collection area to a target temperature. The target temperature is set within a temperature range of 25-35°C. The temperature controller 20 obtains the thermal energy required to control the temperature of the seawater to the target temperature by using one or both of waste heat and natural energy.


Inventors:
Toyoda, Tomomi
Takahashi, Katsumi
Application Number:
JP2010000274928
Publication Date:
June 28, 2012
Filing Date:
December 09, 2010
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
IHI CORP
International Classes:
C22B60/02; B01D15/00; B63B35/00; C01G43/00; C22B34/22; C22B3/24
Domestic Patent References:
JPS58161925A1983-09-26
JPS5923829A1984-02-07
JPS58204828A1983-11-29
JPS54137415A1979-10-25
JP2008280615A2008-11-20
JP2000212655A2000-08-02
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
志賀 正武