IBC Ships First Pilot Module for the Green, Direct Extraction of Lithium from Brine at Salar de Maricunga in Chile using SuperLig Molecular Recognition Technology - Seite 2
It is expected that the SuperLig MRT Pilot Plant will have the capacity to carry out operational tests on-site on different types of brines and determine the optimal design parameters for the subsequent construction of plants on an industrial scale. In the first stage, the brine at Salar de Maricunga in Chile will be treated using the pilot plant. It is anticipated that following successful completion of this test, pilot plant tests will be carried out with brines in Bolivia, Argentina, and other salars in Chile. At the same time, it is planned to begin construction of industrial-scale plants for commercial Li production.
The manager of New Businesses of the Errázuriz Group, José Joaquín Matte, highlighted the importance of this milestone for Chilean mining: "The Molecular Recognition Technology that we are implementing will allow us to directly extract lithium in a way that is entirely different from that used in Chile, completely reinjecting the brine into the salars, with competitive operating costs and with a minimal impact on the environment. This technology is totally disruptive: it is green and environmentally friendly, does not require evaporation ponds and extracts 95% of the lithium contained in the brines. It will revolutionize the world lithium market."
Steven R. Izatt, President and CEO of IBC commented: "The green technology revolution demands that lithium and other critical metals be produced in the most environmentally responsible way possible, taking into account all stakeholders. IBC is committed to providing advanced, highly selective separations technologies that prioritize environmental and societal concerns while maximizing economic return."
Background of IBC
IBC is an award-winning provider of proprietary and innovative MRT products and processes, based on green chemistry and green engineering, to premier customers worldwide. IBC's SuperLig, AnaLig and MacroLig products and associated processes are used in manufacturing, analytical and laboratory applications.
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