KELOWNA, BC, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Enertopia Corporation (OTC: ENRT) (the “Company” or “Enertopia”) provides the following update.
Our current phase of Lithium solution testing will continue as new data continues to support further work in the area of reduced acid consumption. Acid reagent consumption is a considerable expense in the potential processing of Lithium claystone projects worldwide. Our recent series of testing has focused on potential industry low acid consumption rates of 1% to 2.5% by volume weight using various acids. With varying recovery rates of lithium in the claystone being released into solution from 28% to 58.7% depending on type of acid and concentration levels. At the same time we have been reviewing other 3rd party information that could be extremely beneficial in lowering certain acid costs by both unit cost and reducing transportation costs. We believe that using novel approaches to acid consumption will lead to higher lithium in solution values with lower acid consumption levels thus potentially lowering up front capex costs and reducing neutralizing waste claystone costs on the back end thus reducing water consumption needs.