Lithium production

Lithium production

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Credit: PHILIPPE PSAILA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lithium production. Truck being loaded with lithium salts at a lithium extraction plant. The lithium is extracted in the form of lithium chloride in evaporation ponds. It is then processed into lithium carbonate to be used in the production of batteries. Photographed in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

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Keywords: atacama desert, brine recovery, chemical, chemistry, chile, chilean, extraction, industrial, industry, li, licl, lithium, lithium chloride, loading, man, metal, mine, mining, salar, salt, salt flats, salt pan, south america, south american, truck, vehicle

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