Lithium is mainly destined for the fast-growing lithium-ion battery market, which is driven by the increasing demand for electric vehicles and energy storage worldwide. The lithium containing brine is pumped into evaporation ponds, concentrated, and then purified on its way through the system. The brine is pumped through a cascade of ponds where impurities or by-products are crystallized and removed. Lithium hydroxide is a compound formed of the white, soft metal lithium bound to a hydroxide group with the formula […]