The exams had been carried out in the course of the second half of 2023 on 5 totally different brines from the Salar of Atacama, demonstrating the efficacy of the expertise utilizing a custom-made proprietary liquid formulation, Flionex.
The brines examined displayed a variety of lithium concentrations. The outcomes revealed lithium restoration charges of as much as 98% and lithium chloride purity as much as 99%, the corporate stated.
With Flionex exhibiting outstanding selectivity, capturing lithium whereas leaving out boron, magnesium, potassium, and sulfates, the remaining impurity profile consisted solely of a restricted quantity of each sodium and calcium chlorides, highlighting the power to realize the extent of purity required to provide battery-grade lithium carbonate, Adionics stated.
The exams exhibit the operability and stability of the expertise in actual and never simply managed situations, together with modifications in feed brine composition, fluctuating day and night time temperatures, at excessive altitude, demonstrating full industrial readiness, it stated.
“Our group’s dedication to innovation and sustainable practices is mirrored within the excellent efficiency of our expertise,” Adionics CEO Gabriel Toffani stated in a information launch. “With lithium restoration charges and purity that set new trade benchmarks, we’re not simply extracting lithium, we’re setting the stage for a cleaner, extra environment friendly future in vitality storage.”