A new procedure for deep sea mining tailings disposal

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Ma, W.; Schott, D.L.; Lodewijks, G.;
  • Subject: environmental challenge | analytic network process (ANP) | waste handling | SBDR tailings disposal procedure | deep sea mining | OA-Fund TU Delft

Deep sea mining tailings disposal is a new environmental challenge related to water pollution, mineral crust waste handling, and ocean biology. The objective of this paper is to propose a new tailings disposal procedure for the deep sea mining industry. Through comparis... View more
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