Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

A rare earth elements magnetic separation loop system at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The equipment is used to extract rare earth elements from brines.

Breakthrough method that rescues lithium from wastewater

Electric vehicles are the future of transport. Electric vehicle sales increase year after year and, in 2019, accounted for 2.6 percent of global car sales. Electric vehicles are an essential change to be made for reducing the number of greenhouse gases and non-renewable resources used by humans, Read More...

Scientists develop innovative

Scientists develop innovative process that extracts lithium out of seawater

While most electronics, including autonomous vehicles, power themselves with batteries made of lithium, the growing demand for this element is expected to exhaust our planet’s land-based reserves by 2080. Future shortages could cause battery prices to skyrocket and hinder the growth of electric Read More...

New material can pull precious

New material can pull precious metals such as lithium from wastewater

Wastewater is often polluted with heavy metals such as copper that could actually be of use, but the problem is that we haven’t had a way to separate these metals from the other contaminants in the water. Today’s wastewater cleaning process simply pulls out everything from nutrients and Read More...

New battery could give smartph

New battery could give smartphones a five-day life between charges

Imagine the comfort of having to recharge your phone only once every five days, or being able to drive your EV for hundreds of miles before having to stop and reconnect it to the grid. Well, soon that image might become reality as scientists have managed to create the world's most efficient Read More...