AcQUA Lithium Production without evaporation ponds
AcQUA is a patent pending technology for an electro-pressure membrane process and method for recovery and concentration of lithium chloride from aqueous sources.
unique modular technology is capable of pre-treatment, selective purification, and concentration of lithium-enriched brines prior to extracting lithium chloride.
avoids the typical challenges faced by chemically intensive DLE technologies currently in development phase.
enables lithium brine resource operators to deploy economically viable and sustainable field-ready extraction solutions that will substantially reduce water consumption by recycling >98% of the input brine water and eliminate the use of evaporation ponds in the pre-treatment and concentration phases of production.
The fundamental DLE technology is a mature, field proven, operational system augmented from produced water management and recycling in the oil & gas sector. A fully operational DLE processing facility has been commissioned in Denver, Colorado, USA.
LiTHOS is currently focused on processing continental brines from several strategic resource owners located in the United States, Argentina, and Chile.
PRE-TREATMENT & DLE
Field-Proven & Patented Solution:
Field deployed O&G produced & recycling water using novel electro-pressure membrane technology
6 Years & Multi-Million Invested:
Commercialized At Scale (10,000 Barrels or 1,600 m3 / day)
Mobile, Modular Automated System:
Low Maintenance, Industrially Operated in Harsh Field Conditions, 24/7
PROVEN & PATENTED SOLUTION
PATENTED, field-proven, produced water solutions technology.
Over 6 years and CDN10$ million invested to commercialize this technology at scale.
ELIMINATES the evaporation ponds for pre-treatment impurity removal.
CONCENTRATES high-purity lithium and other valuable minerals.
1. INDUSTRIAL SCALE PRE-TREATMENT CONTROLS PRODUCTION
2. ELIMINATES EVAPORATION PONDS:
Economics : The primary step which can substantially improve both CAPEX and OPEX.
Volume : How much brine fluid can be extracted and run through the production facility.
Efficiency : Pre-treatment is where 60% of the resource is lost & where massive water consumption occurs.
Simplicity : The ‘cleaner’ the input brine, the simpler the DLE solution: less chemicals - better recovery.
STEP-CHANGE IMPROVEMENT TO EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES IN THE MARKET