Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry
220072 Minsk, Surganova St. 9/1

Technology for extracting lithium ions from aqueous media










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Ludmila Ovseenko
+375 17 281 6323
The Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, represented by junior researcher Daria Pechenka (headed by Andrei Ivanets, Doctor of Chemistry, Corresponding Member of the NAS of Belarus), is developing a technology for extracting lithium ions from aqueous media and is looking for partners to conclude an agreement on research or technical cooperation.
Now, lithium is widely used in various fields of industry. At the same time, lithium reserves on Earth are limited. These problems cause the relevance of the development of new materials and technologies for the extraction of lithium ions. The Institute of General and Inorganical Chemistry develops a technology for the production of sorbents based on lithium-manganese oxides for the extraction of lithium ions from aqueous solution, as well as the processing of lithium-ion batteries. These oxides are selective adsorbents of lithium ions. At present, adsorption is one of the most promising industrial methods.

The presentation of the technology can be found here (in Russian).
Advantages and Innovations
The main advantages of the developed technology:
- high efficiency;
- the possibility of industrial scaling;
- ease of operation.
Stage of development
Under development/lab tested (TRL4)
Comments regarding stage of development
"Technology for extracting lithium ions from aqueous media" is the winner of the Republican youth project "100 ideas for Belarus 2023" in the nomination "Chemical technologies, petrochemistry".
Funding source
State budged
IPR status
Exclusive rights
Secret know-how
Sector group
Intelligent Energy

Organization information

R&D institution
Year established
NACE keywords
C.20.13 - Manufacture of other inorganic basic chemicals
C.20.59 - Manufacture of other chemical products n.e.c.
M.72.19 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
Turnover (in EUR)
Already engaged in transnational cooperation
Additional comments
The main activities of the Institute.

Development of technologies for processing polymineral potash and phosphate ores, conversion methods for obtaining potassium sulfate, technologies for the enrichment of sylvinite ores and improving the quality of mineral fertilizers. Development of initial data and justification of technological approaches to the organization of new mining and processing industries. Engineering support of technological projects for the creation of new large-scale production facilities for the processing of mineral salts and by-products of their production.

Substantiation of technologies for the production of new forms of mineral fertilizers, including complex fertilizers containing trace elements and plant growth stimulants. Development of modifying additives and compositions of water-repellent compositions for agglomeration of fine chemical products, technologies for obtaining granular materials by pelletizing and pressing.

Regulation of the processes of structure formation, thermodynamic and aggregative stability of oil and organo-mineral dispersions with chemical reagents in order to create new effective modifiers and composite materials for use in energy and resource-saving technologies in civil, road construction and in the oil refining industry.

Creation of new inorganic adsorbents, catalytically active and membrane materials for water treatment and purification of technological liquid media, new composite and hybrid bioinorganic materials.

Adsorption modification of the surface, flocculation and stabilization in heterogeneous salt dispersed systems with water-soluble polymers in the processing of mineral ores, water purification and water treatment; development of compositions of inorganic coagulants and polymeric flocculants for wastewater treatment and dehydration of clay-salt dispersions.

Development of new chemical additives - plasticizers, water repellents, sealing, waterproofing, anti-corrosion materials for concrete and metal structures. Creation of new paints and varnishes (water-based, powder, heat-resistant, superhydrophobic and superhydrophilic), corrosion-protective coatings.
Languages spoken

Information about partnership

Type of partnership considered
Research cooperation agreement
Technical cooperation agreement
Type and role of partner sought
Partners interested in creating an industrial technology for extracting lithium ions from aqueous media and processing lithium-ion batteries under a research cooperation agreement.

Partners interested in creating an industrial technology for extracting lithium ions from aqueous media and processing lithium-ion batteries under a technical cooperation agreement.
Type and size of partner sought
> 500
SME 51-250
R&D Institution


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