Special Issue "Marine Minerals of the Deep Sea: Mineralogy, Crystallography and Their Use for Tailored Processing and Metal Extraction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018)
Interests in deep-sea mining of mineral deposits, such as polymetallic manganese nodules, cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts, and seafloor massive sulphides, to secure mankind’s future demand for raw materials have increased steadily during the last decade, fueled by rapid advancements in the establishment of international legislation and mining technologies. This surge of interest has concurrently boosted the need for developing effective methods of extraction of both main and trace metals. However, to develop tailored extraction methods detailed knowledge of the crystallography and the structural position of the metals of interest are necessary. This Special Issue welcomes papers that focus on all aspects of mineralogy, crystallography and extraction methods of the various deep-sea mineral deposits.
Dr. Carsten Rühlemann
Dr. Thomas Kuhn
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Marine mineral deposits
- Manganese nodules
- Ferromanganese crusts
- Seafloor massive sulfides
- Marine phosphorites
- Ferromanganese oxides
- Processing and metallurgy of marine minerals