Up in the highland plateau of Salta, Tecpetrol has launched the first pilot plant in Latin America which is suitable for testing all types of brines.
The plant will be able to test 25 tons/year of Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE), processing up to 1,000 liters of brine per hour.
Thanks to innovative direct extraction technology, the plant will carry out extended testing to define the key indicators that will allow industrial-scale processing:
_ lithium recovery percentage
_ rejection of impurities
_ water and energy consumption
Lithium recovery ~ 90% impurity rejection rate
Modular plant scalable in phases
Adsorbent and durable
Time to market
Ready for marketing
Low reagent usage producing no harmful waste and reducing the footprint
PILOT PLANT FOR DIRECT EXTRACTION OF LITHIUM (DLE)