By K. Warner
For Metal Tech News 

Lithium string theory is elegant solution

Metal Tech News - September 18, 2023


Last updated 10/3/2023 at 12:39pm

Researcher inspects strings wicking lithium and salts from a beaker of brine.

Bumper DeJesus for Princeton University

Meiqi Yang, a civil and environmental engineering grad student, tests a lithium extraction technique that uses thread and is 20 times faster than conventional methods.

May be the tech for unifying green energy future and the not-so-often green methods of producing lithium.

Researchers at Princeton have developed a surprisingly efficient and environmentally friendly method of extracting lithium from brines and seawater using specialized string.

While technologies such as direct extraction from lithium-rich geothermal waters is shaping up to be a way t...

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