Development of a fluid treatment strategy to enable combined raw material and freshwater recovery from geothermal fluids

Valentin Goldberg , Daniel Winter , Fabian Nitschke , Diego Morata , Joachim Koschikowski & Thomas Kohl
The energy transition and the associated need for non-energy, mineral raw materials have prompted the German government to expand research and development activities along the entire value chain. It is well known that the highly mineralized thermal waters that circulate during the extraction of geothermal energy have, in some cases, significant enrichments of economically strategic elements such as lithium, rubidium, antimony or magnesium. The extraction of mineral resources from thermal waters is still challenging in...

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  • Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems
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  • University of Chile
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  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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