Brine concentration process
In its initial application, we can add potentially game-changing value to the processes of extracting lithium from shallow well geothermal feedwater.
Step 1: Mineral-rich water is pumped from a shallow well
Step 2: Using our technology the groundwater is concentrated to the right level to create a lithium-rich brine
Step 3. The DLE (Direct Lithium Extraction) process refines lithium salts. Our technology can also be used after this stage to further concentrate the output.
Step 4. Lithium salts are used for battery applications.
In our discussions with mineral extraction specialists, it is also clear that there are other stages in the process where advanced reverse osmosis can be applied to help improve the efficiency.