CMI researchers from Missouri S&T conducted the research for this highlight.
- Commercially available extractant able to selectively extract Ge from 1.63 M H2SO4.
- Identified a potential existing process stream to target at domestic zinc plant.
Significance and Impact
- Preliminary TEA indicates a simple process to recover Ge from an existing acidic solution would be economic.
- Potential to produce 9% of domestic Ge consumption from a sustainable and resilient domestic supply.
Hub Target Addressed
Diversify sources of critical materials required for the transition to renewable energy.