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Webinar Summary: Lithium Extraction in the Geothermal Exploration

On Tuesday, December, 06th at 5:30 PM the RWTH Aachen SPE student Chapter would like to invite you for the Webinar, on the topic:

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About the Speaker:

Valentin Goldberg

  • Research Associate and Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Geothermal Energy and Reservoir Technology and conducting research about sustainable and ecological mineral extraction of geothermal brines in the BrineMine project

  • Researcher Intern at EnBW Energie Baden-Wรผrttemberg AG

  • MSc in Applied Geoscience, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (graduated at 2018), focusing on geothermal and reservoir geology

  • BSc in Applied Geoscience, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (graduated at 2016), and completed three months internship in the hydrogeology, and conducted bachelor thesis about the iron ore deposits Seh-Chahun in Central Iran

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Couldn't join the webinar? Don't worry, check out the summary below

Date: 06th of December 2022

Location: Online via Zoom

No. of Participants: 31

Figure 1: Presentation by Mr. Valentin and the attendance of participants, followed by the material of the presentation.

On the 06th of December 2022, the SPE RWTH Aachen Student Chapter had the pleasure to welcome Mr. Valentin Goldberg M.Sc. a geoscientist specializing in Lithium Extraction within the geothermal research area, to hold a presentation about โ€œLithium Extraction in the Geothermal Explorationโ€. The session has participated from students of RWTH Aachen applied geoscience student and international participants either came from industry or academia, and there were 31 people who took part in the event.

Mr. Valentin started his presentation by talking about the Lithium market in general and followed by Germanyโ€™s future Lithium demand. Mr. Valentin also shared a comprehensive review of the Lithium extraction technologies, starting from liquid-liquid / solvent extraction, inorganic sorbents, the comparison between each extraction method, and an example of an extraction scheme.

After that Mr. Valentin continued to explain the Lithium production scenario. Mr. Valentin also provided a detailed technical description of the chances and challenges of the Lithium Extraction activity in Germany.

Figure 2: Comparison of Lithium Extraction Technologies Evaluation

At the end of the presentation, a Q&A session was open where participants had the opportunity to ask questions either through the chat box or directly to Mr. Valentin. The high level of interest in the topic was demonstrated by many questions regarding the optimization of the extraction process, favorable structural geological conditions for the manifestation of lithium in the geothermal field, and the development of Lithium over time. Mr. Valentin answered and discussed all questions. On behalf of all students and the SPE Student Chapter at RWTH Aachen University, we would like to thank Mr. Valentin for sharing valuable insights into Lithium Exploration in Geothermal Exploration and we would like to wish him all the best in his career and hope to see him again in our SPE Student Chapter.

Written by Fikri Zain Karim, edited by Ryan Bobby Andika.


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