Hydraulic Lifting of Manganese Nodules Through a Riser

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J. X. Xia, J. R. Ni

The Key Laboratory of Water and Sediment Sciences, Ministry of Education, Department of Environmental Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China.

C. Mendoza

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri–Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409, USA

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 126(1), 72-77 (Mar 02, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1641385 History: Received March 01, 2002; Revised February 01, 2003; Online March 02, 2004
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Sketch of the hydraulic system for deep-sea mining
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Sketch of the experimental apparatus
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View of particles being fluidized
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Variation of solid concentration with velocity for fluidized nodules
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Variation of hydraulic gradient with flow velocity
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Comparison of computed and experimental total hydraulic gradients



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