On December 1, 2017, Aqua Metals announced that the Company believed it had developed a solution to address a condition described as “sticky lead” in which lead recovered during the AquaRefining process was hanging up on the AquaRefining modules’ exit chutes.
Following that announcement, initial testing of the chosen solution was completed using one electrolyser during the remainder of December 2017. This solution was then retro-fitted to one full module, comprised of 6 electrolysers, and operated during January and early February.
This video illustrates the solution the Company has developed for the “sticky lead” problem. The footage was shot over a one-hour period on February 6th 2018.