Drying Lithium Carbonate
Featured Product from Wyssmont Company, Inc.
The price of lithium carbonate has been rapidly increasing because of serious shortfall in supply. While new mines are being developed, Wyssmont has focused on developing a mechanically reliable and effective equipment to dry it.
Current installations of Wyssmont TURBO-DRYER dryers have provided near continuous service, drying 75,000 lbs/day of Li2C03 from 15% to less than 0.1 % moisture. The Li2C03 particle size is very small, (100%/-40 mesh, 50%/-200 mesh), with the product loss to the dryer dust collector less than 1/2%. Drying air is heated with a natural gas fired heater to 400°F. Air is recirculated over each tray at a controlled velocity to minimize dusting.