Battery Grade Lithium Produced Following Successful First Pilot Test
February 4, 2018
Standard Lithium’s novel selective crystallization process is producing battery grade lithium carbonate in a pilot plant at Saltworks Technologies. Dr. Andy Robinson, President and COO of Standard Lithium, was “very pleased with the performance of the prototype pilot,” producing lithium carbonate of >99.56% purity.
The process includes Saltworks’ robotized BrineRefine water plant and our innovative process engineering. The result was a smart, simple process delivering excellent results rapidly. Saltworks is now advancing the design of a larger mobile pilot plant for Standard Lithium.
Henry Tsin, Technology Director at Saltworks commented “It is great to see how a simple, elegant process using Standard Lithium’s intellectual property and Saltworks’ expertise achieves such a high purity.”
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About Standard Lithium Ltd.
Standard Lithium (TSX: SLL) is a specialty chemical company focused on unlocking the value of existing large-scale US based lithium bearing brine resources. The Company believes new lithium production can be brought on stream rapidly by minimizing project risks at selection stage: resource, political and geographic, regulatory and permitting, and by leveraging advances in lithium extraction technologies and processes. The Company’s flagship project is located in southern Arkansas, where it is engaged in the testing and proving of the commercial viability of lithium extraction from over 150,000 acres of permitted brine operations utilizing the Company’s proprietary selective extraction technology. The Company is also pursuing the resource development of over 30,000 acres of separate brine leases located in southwestern Arkansas and approximately 45,000 acres of mineral leases located in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California.
Saltworks is an integrated water technology leader that develops solutions for customers by working with them to understand their challenges. Saltworks overlays innovation and the full breadth of their organizational expertise in a relentless drive to lower costs, provide excellent customer service, integrate advanced control systems and ensure performance-boosting reliability for every customer.