Century Lithium Corp. (TSXV: LCE | OTCQX: CYDVF | Frankfurt: C1Z) has made further developments at its lithium extraction facility (pilot plant) in Amargosa Valley, Nevada.
Last year, the company reported achieving an increase of lithium grades in the intermediate solutions produced at the pilot plant to the highest levels to date, with an average grade of 7.5g/L lithium.
This increase in concentration was attributed to the integration of Koch Technology Solutions Li-ProTM equipment into the DLE area. In mid-August 2023, the company added an osmotically assisted reverse osmosis (OARO) unit downstream of the DLE area.
With the OARO unit in operation at the pilot plant, Century has consistently achieved lithium grades exceeding 14g/L in its intermediate solutions, accompanied by significantly reduced levels of impurities.
The company’s collaboration with KTS continues to produce exceptional results within the DLE area of the pilot plant. With nearly 3,000 operating cycles of the equipment completed since its installation in April 2023, results have exceeded target levels for both lithium extraction and rejection of impurities from leach solutions.
Further, with these positive results, the Century Lithium anticipates KTS completing its commercial design of a DLE installation for the project in January 2024.
The team continues to innovate and improve its process flowsheet for the project through testing equipment, reagents, and alternate configurations of its flowsheet at the pilot plant. This work will continue into 2024 as the pilot plant generates data to support and further de-risk the project and addresses recommendations identified during the feasibility study.
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