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Understand the Value of Lithium Ores and Minimize Losses during Battery Mineral Processing
To unlock the value of ore-based battery metals and minimize losses during mineral processing, it is crucial to consider not only the lithium content, but also the ore's amenability to processing. Various minerals such as phosphates (amblygonite or triphilite) and silicates (spodumene, petalite, zinnwaldite) can host lithium, each with unique processing characteristics.
TESCAN TIMA plays a vital role in:
- Determining lithium distribution and guiding selection of the best processing methods like flotation, magnetic, or gravity separation.
- Assessing the liberation degree and grain size distribution through texture analysis, enabling optimization of the target grind size.
- Analyzing processing waste to pinpoint loss origins, and uncover valuable components like tin or tantalum minerals, ensuring the maximum value extraction from raw materials coming from minerals (ores).
Unveil Battery Metal Components and Unlock the Secrets of Black Mass
The production of black mass, a crucial step in battery energy transformation, is a complex process influenced by various factors and the wide range of lithium batteries involved.
However, there is a challenge: the resulting mixture of shredded and crushed batteries can be unpredictable, potentially contaminated with unexpected battery types or other waste materials. In some cases, it may not even meet the criteria for black mass.
WITH TESCAN TIMA BATTERY ANALYSIS, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Uncover detailed black mass characteristics, including particle size, texture, and chemical composition, while categorizing particles by cathode material for precise battery chemistry identification.
- Accurately quantify various battery types in the final composition and measure diverse components like anodes and charge collectors.
- Streamline and optimize recycling processes by understanding components like graphite and other crucial metallic battery parts.
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