Lithium evaporation ponds

Lithium evaporation ponds

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Caption: Evaporation ponds in the Atacama desert, Chile. Over a number of months the sun evaporates the water, leaving a highly concentrated lithium chloride solution. This is then processed into lithium carbonate that is used in the production of batteries.

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Keywords: atacama desert, brine, brine recovery, chemical, chemistry, chile, chilean, evaporating, evaporation pond, extracting, extraction, industrial, industry, li, lithium chloride, metal, mine, mineral, mining, salar, salt, salt flats, salt pan, south america, south american, water

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