Lithium has become essential in our current global economy and the demand for this valuable resource is growing rapidly. The global lithium market is projected to reach USD 5.88 billion by 2025, more than double 2017, powering everything from toys and watches to cars and industrial battery reserves. In addition to energy, lithium is continuing to ﬁnd uses in everything from air treatment systems to ceramics and glass.
Extracting lithium and processing lithium bearing brines has specialized requirements and unique challenges due to the presence of other mineral salts. Understanding those challenges and being able to tailor a water treatment system that is both reliable as well as cost eﬃcient is paramount to any lithium mining operation. Solutions are needed which provide regulatory compliance, and achieve sustainability goals by reducing the environmental footprint.