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Title:
TAILING DEPOSIT TOOL
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/005785
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The invention relates to a deep sea mining method comprising, providing a deep sea mining system for mining matter from a bottom of a body of water, the mining system comprising; - a slurry line coupled with a pump system to transport said slurry from the bottom of the body of water, and - a return line in fluid communication with the slurry line and distinguishable from the slurry riser, for transporting non valuable slurry part to the bottom of the body of water, the return line having a return line outlet proximate said bottom, the deep sea mining method further comprising spreading the non valuable slurry part over the bottom of the body of water in a controlled manner.

Inventors:
VAN DOESBURG, Johannes Bartholomeus (Pegasusring 16, HP Dordrecht, NL-3328, NL)
LUCIEER, Pieter Abraham (Statensingel 119C, LH Rotterdam, NL-3039, NL)
Application Number:
NL2014/050468
Publication Date:
April 30, 2015
Filing Date:
July 10, 2014
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Assignee:
IHC HOLLAND IE B.V. (Molendijk 94, EP Sliedrecht, NL-3361, NL)
International Classes:
E02F3/88; E02F3/90; E02F7/00; E02F7/06; E21B43/36; E21C50/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2010092145A12010-08-19
WO2011072963A12011-06-23
Foreign References:
US20120234552A12012-09-20
GB2495287A2013-04-10
US20090284068A12009-11-19
Other References:
"ABC Catalyst S12E16 Deep Sea Mining", 12 June 2011 (2011-06-12), XP054975629, Retrieved from the Internet [retrieved on 20141204]
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
NEDERLANDSCH OCTROOIBUREAU (J.W. Frisolaan 13, JS The Hague, NL-2517, NL)
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