CMI researchers from Idaho National Laboratory and Ames National Laboratory conducted the research for this highlight.
Ether-based Aqueous Separations and Extractions (EASE) applies dimethyl ether-driven fractional crystallization (DME-FC) and zero liquid discharge (ZLD) technology to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and reagent use.
CMI Technology developed at Idaho National Laboratory in collaboration with Ames National Laboratory was selected for R&D 100 Award.
Significance and Impact
Technology is being developed under several projects with multiple active licenses to industrial partners.
Hub Target Addressed
- Reduce chemical, material, and energy intensity of mineral and materials processing.
- Decrease environmental, health, and water usage impacts associated with critical materials recovery.