Search

Resource Recovery and Lithium

It is complex and resource-intensive to extract lithium and other high-demand, valuable resources from brine deposits found in continental, geothermal, and oil field sources. Traditional methods have relied on inefficient solar evaporation ponds to concentrate lithium — requiring enormous areas of land and great patience given that processing times can take years. We offer an alternative solution that is advanced and highly efficient.


Gradiant’s Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) and production is a breakthrough process that yields lithium with far greater efficiency through an integrated flowsheet that includes adsorption, ion exchange, solvent extraction, and membranes. This technology stack results in the sustainable production of battery-grade lithium compounds using our patented RO Infinity (ROI), powered by SmartOps AI – an integrated platform for performance optimization and asset management. 


We offer comprehensive end-to-end solutions for DLE from extraction of lithium from brine deposits or geothermal brines, to concentrating lithium chloride solutions, and converting to battery-grade lithium carbonate or lithium hydroxide solutions.

 

We have proven know-how to:

 

  • Yield the high-value end-product the industry demands
  • Efficiently process lower ore grades
  • Customize solutions for complex process streams
  • Ensure environmental discharge compliance
  • Design and operate facilities in remote locations
LCP-FLOW

 

Gradiant’s DLE solutions deliver unprecedented performance compared to conventional methods:

 

  • Higher levels of lithium concentration in a fraction of the time
  • Reduced water and carbon footprints
  • Lower capital and operational costs
  • Flexible design allows for integration into existing lithium extraction and production sites
  • Opportunity to open untapped lithium production regions previously not viable

 

Beyond lithium, Gradiant technologies are proven commercially in the sustainable production and recovery of other valuable metals, including nickel, cobalt, graphite, and uranium. In addition, we offer solutions for IPA recovery in the semiconductor industry.

Relevant technologies

Advanced platform of membrane-based solutions for complex water & wastewater challenges. Combining our patented CFRO technology with innovative reverse osmosis (RO) membrane processes.

A digital ecosystem for the Control, Predict, and Perform of water treatment facilities — based on our foundation of systems expertise learned from the delivery and operations of projects around the world.

Combining physical and chemical technologies to target a wide range of difficult-to-remove contaminants at varying loads. Works synergistically with other Gradiant technologies to achieve exacting treatment objectives.

Innovative thermal evaporators that mimic nature's rain cycle to humidify and dehumidify at the lowest total water cost. Patented technologies include novel bubble columns and thermodynamic balancing.

A suite of cost-effective Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP) for the removal of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and a wide range of non-biodegradable organics from the most challenging wastewaters.

Advanced platform of membrane-based solutions for complex water & wastewater challenges. Combining our patented CFRO technology with innovative reverse osmosis (RO) membrane processes.

A digital ecosystem for the Control, Predict, and Perform of water treatment facilities — based on our foundation of systems expertise learned from the delivery and operations of projects around the world.

Combining physical and chemical technologies to target a wide range of difficult-to-remove contaminants at varying loads. Works synergistically with other Gradiant technologies to achieve exacting treatment objectives.

Innovative thermal evaporators that mimic nature's rain cycle to humidify and dehumidify at the lowest total water cost. Patented technologies include novel bubble columns and thermodynamic balancing.

A suite of cost-effective Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP) for the removal of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and a wide range of non-biodegradable organics from the most challenging wastewaters.

Relevant Industries

Relevant Industries: Microelectronics

Semiconductors & Microelectronics

Relevant Industries: Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

Relevant Industries: Mining

Mining

Relevant Industries: Refining & Chemicals

Refining & Chemicals

Relevant Industries: Renewables & Power

Renewables & Power

Relevant Industries: Textile Manufacturing

Textiles

LOOKING FOR CURE
CHEMICALS?

Featured success stories

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?

Please fill out the form to download the whitepaper

Please fill out the form to download the whitepaper

Please fill out the form to download the whitepaper

Lorem Impsum

Lorem ipsum 

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.