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Revolutionizing Lithium Production on a String

Researchers at Princeton University have developed a novel method for efficiently extracting lithium from briny water, a process critical for battery production. The technique uses porous fibers twisted into strings, which have a water-attracting core and a water-repelling surface. When immersed in a saltwater solution, water is drawn up the strings through capillary action, similar to how trees transport water from roots to leaves. The water evaporates from the string's surface, leaving behind concentrated salt ions, including lithium. The method accelerates the evaporation process, potentially yielding initial lithium harvests in less than one month and reducing land requirements by more than 90% compared to traditional operations. It could also make it feasible to extract lithium from smaller or more diluted sources and more humid climates, as well as seawater.




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  • Tabitha Kimani

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    Well done @Princeton University. This is a ground breaking innovation for lithium batteries production in a sustainable and accelerated manner.

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      • zelda ninga

        39 w

        This is a brilliant innovation, good work to Princeton University.

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        • Kevin

          39 w

          This is a brilliant innovation..Kudos

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          • Gorffly mokua

            39 w

            This offers an environmentally friendly solution to already existing problems and also this supports the transition to a greener economy.

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            • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

              39 w

              The innovative lithium extraction method from Princeton University is a game-changer for clean energy. By accelerating the process and reducing land requirements, it opens doors to more sustainable battery production. This breakthrough could help meet the growing demand for lithium without harming the environment. 🌿🔋🌍 #CleanEnergy #ClimateSolutions"

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              • johnte ndeto

                39 w

                scholars should be equipped with all necessary resources to venture more in climate control and solutions

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                • Saustine Lusanzu

                  39 w

                  Innovation is what we need, kudos to the researchers

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    39 w

                    This is a great innovation that will boost a sustainable environment.

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