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Canada Lithium process plant kiln gets CSA approval

The company says it will now commence the commissioning process for various hydrometallurgical circuits.


May 7, 2013
by PLANT STAFF

TORONTO – Canada Lithium Corp. has received approval from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) to operate its process plant kiln.

The company says it will now commence the commissioning process for various hydrometallurgical circuits within the plant that, due to their integration into the kiln circuit, could not be pre-commissioned. These include the kiln input conveyor, kiln filters and baghouse installations, kiln bed, kiln discharge conveyor, lithium sulphate circuit, CO2supply system, lime addition circuit and reverse osmosis water systems, plus various process control systems.

The heating of the kiln to operational temperatures of about 1,000 degrees C will require several days.

In addition, the circuits that were operated intermittently with limited lithium sulphate feedstock during the CSA inspection process, such as the sodium carbonate circuits and the various stages of precipitation, leaching, filtration and packaging will be sequentially integrated into the newly commissioned circuits.

With the CSA kiln approval in place, Canada lithium anticipates first shipments of lithium carbonate should happen by June.