Lithium extraction from Chinese salt-lake brines: Opportunities, challenges, and future outlook

Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 2017, 3 (4), pp. 593 - 597
Issue Date:
2017-07-01
Metrics:
Full metadata record
Files in This Item:
Filename Description Size
c7ew00020k.pdfPublished Version975.44 kB
Adobe PDF
© 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Chinese salt-lake brine is mainly of the magnesium sulfate subtype with a high Mg/Li ratio. Mining lithium from Chinese salt-lake brine has been a decades-long technical challenge. The pros and cons of various technologies are briefly discussed. Chemical extraction has been the most important technology for the recovery of lithium from Chinese salt-lake brine with a high Mg/Li ratio. Several other innovative technologies, including lithium ion sieves, membrane separation, and electro-electrodialysis, have also emerged as potential options.
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: