RIS ID

115399

Publication Details

Song, J., Nghiem, L. D., Li, X. & He, T. (2017). Lithium extraction from Chinese salt-lake brines: opportunities, challenges, and future outlook. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 3 (4), 593-597.

Abstract

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.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7ew00020k