MGX-PurLucid Achieve 99.7% Lithium Recovery Along With Breakthrough in Component Costs
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND / ACCESSWIRE / August 29, 2018 / MGX Minerals Inc. (CSE: XMG; OTCQB: MGXMF; Frankfurt: 1MG) and its engineering partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions today reported that continued research and development utilizing newly developed molecular sieve technology has consistently achieved >99% lithium recovery from complex global source brines.
Continued development of polymeric membranes has also reduced the cost of the lithium and mineral extraction components of the systems by 90% when compared to originally formulated stainless steel or titanium membrane platforms required for these caustic brines.
The new molecular sieve technology has been tested and confirmed for use in the commercial-scale units, with recent batch scale testing showing 20x lithium concentration and low selectivity for other ions. Major improvements include better than 99% exclusion of sodium and potassium from the product stream.
Two systems are currently ready for deployment in the Alberta Oil Sands and are undergoing upgrades to include the new technological improvements in parallel with ongoing site engineering and integration with SAGD operations.
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