Lithium Extraction from Salt Brine
Present methods of lithium extraction from brine lakes all have significant drawbacks, such as poor lithium recovery rate and high cost due to large energy consumption. 360ip’s partner has developed a novel, integrated hydrometallurgical process that is able to avoid these drawbacks. The key advantages associated with this technology are as follows:
The solid-phase reaction process produces crystals that are easy to filter, enabling a high lithium recovery rate.
Low-cost process which only requires sodium carbonate as an external raw material.
This closed-loop system enables low lithium-extraction cost and reduced pollution.
Compared to conventional technology, the number of steps involved in concentrating lithium in brine is reduced, which enables low energy consumption and cost.