DuPont membranes for lithium-brine purification win 2024 Bronze Edison Award

DuPont’s FilmTec LiNE-XD nanofiltration membrane elements, the company's first offering dedicated to lithium brine purification, have received a 2024 Bronze Edison Award in the Resource Recovery & Environmental Conservation category.

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"We're honored that FilmTec LiNE-XD has been named a Bronze Edison Award winner for its contributions to increasing access to new sources of lithium," said Jeroen Bloemhard, Vice President and General Manager, DuPont Water Solutions. "With global lithium demand showing no signs of slowing down, this nanofiltration element can help our customers increase the availability of lithium from less traditional resources, while making the extraction process more energy and water efficient."

FilmTec LiNE-XD elements feature an advanced, durable nanofiltration membrane chemistry that helps enable reliable performance, increased water and lithium recovery, and reduced energy consumption.

Nanofiltration (NF) is highly efficient, low-energy, pressure-driven membrane technology that has increased wastewater reuse and resource recovery in some of the most challenging industrial wastewater applications, and now enables the production of lithium from complex brine mixtures.

FilmTec LiNE-XD elements are being used to help increase access to lithium beyond conventional rock mining and tap into resources such as salt lake brine, geothermal brine, and surface and sub-surface clay – supporting global momentum towards electrification and decarbonization.  

The Edison Awards is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation.