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Project title

Innovative processes for leach liquor purification and production of battery grade LiOH from Li mineral resources

Host university

Murdoch University

Supervisors: Associate Professor Gamini Senanayake and Dr Manickam Minakshi Sundaram

Benefit to Western Australia

Angeline is investigating the preparation of battery-grade lithium salts from different types of Western Australian mineral resource. Her work will help define new processing techniques, supporting WA refineries in designing processes to produce materials ready for the demanding electric vehicle battery market. Developments based on Angeline‚Äôs research could be important in consolidating WA’s position as a key global lithium player in meeting global demand for these important materials in the coming decades.

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