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Lithium Carbonate Milling; Just One of Many Exciting Applications Possible with Sturtevant®

SepSol Partner, Sturtevant Inc., successfully completed a milling application for lithium carbonate company in Argentina using their FCM Classifier Mill.

Lithium carbonate is a product used in a variety of of applications from pharmaceutical treatment of bi-polar disorder to uses in the ceramic industry for glazes. Recently the growth of lithium carbonate is in the production of electric car batteries. According to the report by Sturtevant, analysts predict that by 2050 81% of 132 million new auto sales will be electric. With demand rising for electric cars, manufacturers are under pressure to provide high quality grade lithium carbonate – something that will be extremely profitable for producers.

Sturtevant’s FCM Classifier Mill is quickly becoming the workhorse in particle size reduction applications because it combines impact milling and air classification technology into a single unit. The FCM Mill is energy efficient, easy to clean, minimizes material build up and food contamination, and is suitable for heat-sensitive products with minimal temperature rise as a result of the high airflow.

  • > Energy efficient compared to jet mills or impact mills without classifiers
  • Quick clean parts for minimal downtime between product changeover
  • Suitable for heat-sensitive products with minimal temperature rise as a result of the high airflow
  • Certified pressure shock-resistant design for milling combustible prodcuts (10 bar or greater)
  • Machine sizes from 1 kg/hr to 20,000 kg/hr
  • Power range from 1 to 500 HP
  • Minimizes material build up and food contamination
  • Maximum wear protection, lower maintenance
APPLICATIONS:
Pharmaceuticals
  > Excipients
Food
  > Dairy Powders
Lactose
Caseins
Calcium
Whey Proteins
Baby Formula
  > Powdered Sugar
  > Starches/Proteins
  > Cocoa
  > Wheat Gluten
  > Food Additives
  > Nutritionals & Vitamins
  > Colorings
Fiber
Minerals
Agricultural Chemicals
  > Insecticides
  > Pesticides
  > Herbicides
Organic/Inorganinc Fertilizers
Chemicals
Emission Mitigation
  > Limestone
  > Sodium Bicarbonate
  > Trona
  > Activated Carbon

Sturtevant’s determination to stay on the forefront of innovation is global. They are doing great things right here in the United States.

SepSol is partnered with Sturtevant to collaboratively satisfy the needs of their customers by providing a range of process equipment for milling and air classification.

Air Classifiers

A Sturtevant Air Classifing Mill balances the physical principles of centrifugal force, drag force and gravity to generate a high-precision method of classifying particles according to size or density. For dry materials of 100 mesh and smaller, air classification provides the most effective and efficient means for separating a product from a feed stream for dedusting, or for increasing productivity when used in conjunction with grinding equipment. All three Sturtevant air classifiers offer durable construction, as well as time- and energy-saving advantages. More Details…

The Micronizer Jet Mill

60 years ago Sturtevant invented the Micronizer jet mill. From that moment, Sturtevant has been the industry leader in fluid energy milling and their machines have been the most popular choice for the technology. The Micronizer® operates by particle-on-particle attrition to grind without the introduction of heat or wear into the grinding process and is capable of particle reduction to 250nm. More Details…