Rare earth metals, such as cobalt, vanadium and indium or the more abundant lithium became the limiting bottleneck of several new technologies. Lithium is a component of the Li-Ion-batteries such as electric vehicles. Vanadium on the other hand, is a strategic metal for large-scale energy storage.
The aim of the project is the development of new concepts for the efficient recovery of valuable compounds from brines. Electrochemical concepts will be targeted, as an ionic separation. Lithium will be managed through conductive membranes.