Lithium-focused mining company Standard Lithium Ltd. (TSX.V: SLL) (FRA: S5L) (OTCQX: STLHF) this morning issued an update on the extensive process testing work and pilot plant design being performed by the company’s scientific advisory team. Along with other technology vendors, the scientific advisory team has been testing raw lithium brines from the company’s projects in California and Arkansas using a new generation of lithium-selective sorbent technologies. The results showed highly-effective separation of lithium from other cations in the raw brine and has also demonstrated that the solid sorbent materials can be simply made using standard commercial manufacturing processes. Testing is ongoing and will be used in the full-scale pilot design. Additionally, the company announced that it has engaged Zeton Inc. to design and build the full-scale continuous pilot plant for deployment in southern Arkansas. Construction of the various modules is anticipated to begin in the second half of 2018. “Securing projects with existing permitted brine producers has allowed us access to bulk volumes of raw brine from both of our project areas to conduct process work. Our approach is to intelligently use existing technologies as much as possible and apply project-specific innovations where appropriate; this way, we are not trying to force a technology on the project, but rather to allow the project fundamentals to define the flowsheet,” Standard Lithium CEO Robert Mintak stated in the news release.
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About Standard Lithium Ltd.
Standard’s value creation strategy encompasses acquiring a diverse and highly prospective portfolio of large-scale domestic brine resources, led by an innovative and results-oriented management team with a strong focus on technical skills and modern brine processing technologies. The company is currently engaged in the exploration and resource development of the Bristol Dry Lake Lithium Project located in the Mojave region of San Bernardino County, California; the location has significant infrastructure in-place, with easy road and rail access, abundant electricity and water sources, and is already permitted for extensive brine extraction and processing activities. The company is also rapidly conducting resource evaluation on up to 33,000 acres of brine leases located in the Smackover Formation in Southern Arkansas. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://nnw.fm/standardlithium.
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