J.B. v. Doesburg is co-author of the publication:
"Assessment of different technologies for vertical hydraulic
transport in deep sea mining applications"
This article was published for the Proceedings of the OMAE2012, or the
31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. It
was held on July 1-6, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.
The original publication can be found using these references:
Main components of a deep sea mining installation are the Seafloor Mining Tool, the
Vertical Transport System and the Mining Support Vessel. In the article the pro's
and con's of different slurry transport system are investigated
Systems investigated are the hydraulic transport using centrifugal or positive-displacement
slurry pumps, conventional and unconventional airlift systems, vertical offshore
mining systems and vortex slurry transportation systems.
All these systems are considered for their applicability at different water
depths for the different resources to be mined and for different production rates in
terms of the efficiency, reliability and state of the art of the technology.
Using the findings presented in the article the best suitable slurry transport concept can be concluded