Recovery of Lithium from Geothermal Brines

Summary

SCH Number
2016128373
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Recovery of Lithium from Geothermal Brines
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/27/2016

Document Description
This project aims to demonstrate a cost-effective integrated process for the recovery of lithium from geothermal brines based on new high capacity selective composite sorbents comprised of inorganic lithium-ion sieves and lithium-ion-imprinted polymers; and a new sorbent regeneration process using eco-friendly carbon dioxide/ carbonic acid that will lead to direct formation of high purity lithium carbonate.

Contact Information
Chuck Gentry
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1528

Location

Counties
San Mateo
Other Information
333 Ravenswood Ave

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301,15303
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of a minor alteration to an existing facility through the installation of small new equipment. Specifically, a bench top ion exchange chromatograph will be installed inside of an existing facility and will be used to recover valuable metals from geothermal brines. The chromatograph will be approximately 56.1 centimeters by 22.3 centimeters by 53.3 centimeters and will weight approximately 24.5 kilograms. This project will not result in an increase in the floor area of the facility and will not expand the existing use of the facility.
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