|About this Abstract
||Part C-2: Gordon Ritcey Symposium: Advances in Hydrometallurgical Solution Purification Separations
||Utilization of CYANEX® 936 Reagent for Lithium Extraction in LiSX™ Process
||Jonathan Lipp, Laurent Cohen
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Lithium demand is growing exponentially with the transition of the automotive industry toward electric vehicles. Traditionally lithium production has relied on solar evaporation for natural brine processing and ore beneficiation techniques for spodumene operations. Only recently has solvent extraction been applied to lithium processing. Tenova Advanced Technologies (TAT) and Solvay have collaboratively introduced CYANEX® 936, a new extractant used in TAT’s lithium solvent extraction process (LiSX™). This paper present test results (laboratory and pilot scale) and demonstrate the benefits of this process and reagent: lower capital investment and operational expenditures, faster time to market, higher product quality, reduced water consumption and virtually 100% lithium recovery. Additionally, LiSX™ and CYANEX® 936 can be applied to all lithium containing solutions and be implemented at various stages in new or existing operations. The process also offers the versatility to produce directly any lithium salt, thus accommodating any changes in battery chemistries.
||Planned: At-meeting proceedings