X GROUP has made excellent recent progress with ongoing refinements to its ion exchange technology for recovery of high purity compounds from waste streams. New improvements include better control over contaminants introduced by impure reagents and from entrainment of process liquids during cycle transfers. The effectiveness of these measures were successfully demonstrated in the piloting facilities of IPEX Solutions during the 2020 Covid lockdown in South Africa. The table below shows the composition of the high purity V2O5 produced using our new UltraV flowsheet.
These results reflect more than a decade of focussed effort to develop a robust and scalable process for producing premium grade compounds including vanadium electrolyte for vanadium redox flow batteries (VRB). The UltraV flowsheet offers two low-cost IX processes for producing premium quality vanadium products; APV route and AMV route. The following table lists some of the benefits associated with the two alternatives;
This new capability is a major achievement for X GROUP offering strong competitive cost advantages in the emerging high-purity energy metals market. Our SMB IX technology is strongly differentiated from conventional approaches in that high purity compounds may be produced at low costs from a range of resources including calcine tailings, process effluents of primary producers, spent catalysts, fly ash, petcoke cinder, carnotite tailings and other waste materials. X GROUP has entered into discussions with a number of primary producers to confirm ongoing interest and explore the way forward.
Actual material produced by UltraV method