AQUAREFINING

INCREASE LEAD PRODUCTION WITHOUT INCREASING EMISSIONS

Aqua Metals is reinventing lead recycling with its patented and patent-pending AquaRefining™ technology. These modular systems reduce environmental impact and scale lead acid recycling production capacity to meet the growing demand for lead driven by innovations in automobile batteries, growth in Internet data centers and alternative energy applications including solar, wind, and grid scale storage.

HOW IT WORKS

AquaRefining is a room temperature, water-based process that is fundamentally non-polluting. It utilizes an electroplating process that essentially builds lead one atom at a time producing some of the purest lead in the world.

This time-lapse video displays Electrolyzer V1.25 producing lead at the Aqua Metals facility in the Reno Tahoe Industrial Center in McCarran Nevada.
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OUR PRODUCTS

Our battery recycling is a closed-loop process that lowers environmental impact.

  • V1.25L now produces 32+ kg of ultra-pure lead an hour, already DOUBLE of V1.0 ran in 24×7 production in 2019
  • Modular deployment allows for flexible production sizing/li>
  • Fully automated – runs with little to no manual intervention
  • Installing AquaRefining at a smelting facility lowers overall emissions, improves lead quality, and reduces overall operating costs
  • Produces 99.996+% pure metal – for ingot production or our new process to take direct to battery manufacturing

Real-time monitoring software that allows you to keep track of your lead production, key operating metrics and more…

  • Real-time data logging
  • Remote Access, for licensee operator and for Aqua Metals support
  • Alerts
  • Daily production dashboard
  • Continuous improvement
  • Potential extension to other plant operations

MODULAR DEPLOYMENT

AquaRefining technology is constructed as modular systems that can enable smelting operations to increase global lead production without increasing emissions and therefore reduce the permitting challenges typically associated with smelters.