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Batteries for lithium recovery from brines

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Here, we report a new battery capable of efficiently recovering lithium from brines that is composed of a lithium-capturing cationic electrode (LiFePO4) and a chloride-capturing anionic electrode (Ag). It can convert a sodium-rich brine (Li : Na = 1 : 100) into a lithium-rich solution (Li : Na = 5 : 1) by consuming 144 W h per kg of lithium recovered.

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The article was received on 25 Jul 2012, accepted on 17 Sep 2012 and first published on 17 Sep 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22977C
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 9487-9491
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    Batteries for lithium recovery from brines

    M. Pasta, A. Battistel and F. La Mantia, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 9487
    DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22977C

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