Lithium is the third element in the periodic table and possesses several exciting properties that make it ideal for a wide range of uses. As an inorganic lithium compound, lithium carbonate has been used for years in various industrial applications and is among the most widely used products in the lithium industry.

Here are some of the applications of Lithium Carbonate:

Construction

Lithium carbonate is a necessary catalyst used to accelerate ternary-based rapid setting cementitious materials. When used with High Alumina Cement (HAC) or Calcium Sulphoaluminate (CSA) based binders, it increases the early strength and hardening of the material while also assisting in the long-term strength development of the system.

Lithium carbonate is commonly used in rapid-setting tile adhesives, grouts, self-leveling compounds, and other rapid-setting drymix mortars. As it helps building materials harden faster, it then saves the end user construction costs and time.

Aluminium

Aluminium is a lightweight metal used in various applications in technology, vehicles, infrastructure, and buildings. Using lithium carbonate in specific types of aluminium smelters saves energy, reduces bath temperature, and enhances current efficiency. Not to mention, the 20-30% reduction in fluorine emission when lithium carbonate is used helps to create a more environmentally friendly production process.

Li-ion Batteries

Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries have transformed the world by allowing devices to become smaller, thinner, easier to handle and more autonomous. The increased performance of these batteries has made them an ideal choice to power smartphones, electric vehicles, and other portable devices.

Lithium carbonate is a precursor to other lithium compounds used in Li-ion batteries. Essentially, these lithium compounds are used to make two battery components, the cathode, and the electrolyte.

The cathode uses lithium cobalt oxide and iron phosphate, whereas the hexafluorophosphate solution is the electrolyte. Before these compounds are produced, lithium carbonate may have to convert into lithium hydroxide first.

Glass & Ceramics

The addition of lithium carbonate in the production of ceramics and glass helps enhance the strength of ceramic bodies. It also increases the coating’s viscosity and improves the glaze’s lustre, colour and strength. The bonding properties of lithium carbonates and lithium silicates make them essential in glass production. Lithium carbonates are known for creating heat-resistant glasses, sealants, and vibrant glazes.

Shop Quality Products from Bisley & Company

There are various applications of lithium carbonate. At Bisley, we supply different lithium products, including lithium carbonate, silicate, and lithium hydroxide, suitable for multiple industrial applications. Our Xeolith range contains lithium acetate, bromide, hydroxide, and carbonate.

The lithium-based products at Bisley are engineered to meet your project’s requirements. Whether you want raw materials for cementitious products, glass or smelters, Bisley will offer a solution that meets your needs. Contact us to discover more and place your order today.