The "International Conference on Green and High-value Utilization of Salt Lake Resources", organized by Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes (Chinese Academy of Sciences), co-organized by Institute of Process Engineering (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Qinghai Provincial Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs, Institute of Earth Environment (Chinese Academy of Sciences), and Qinghai Experts United Association will be held online from September 6th to 8th , 2023 in Xining, Qinghai, China.
The potassium, lithium, magnesium, boron and other resources are rich in salt lakes, and these resources have a huge role in promoting the sustainable development of modern agriculture, new energy, new materials and other industries by rational development and utilization. The potassium chloride produced by salt lake resources accounts for about 27% of the total global potassium chloride production, and the global salt lake lithium resources reach about 2/3 of all proven lithium resources that can be developed. In 2025, the global demand for lithium products is expected to be 600,000 tons (Li2CO3), and more than 50% of the total lithium product consumption will come from salt lake related lithium productions. In addition to potassium and lithium resources, the resources include magnesium, sodium, boron and others in the salt lakes are also high-quality chemical raw materials. Since the majority of salt lakes are located in arid and semi-arid areas with fragile ecology in the world, the higher standards are required in ecological environment protection for development of resources. These key issues need to be solved urgently including the ecological security and resource guarantee with resource utilization, efficient extraction of salt lake resources, and the high-value utilization of mineral resources.
1. Conference Organizational Structure
Organizer: Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Co-organized: Institute of Process Engineering (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Qinghai Provincial Foreign Experts Bureau, Institute of Earth Environment (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Qinghai Experts United Association.
Meeting time: September 6th~8th, 2023
Meeting form: Online ConferenceRegistration form：No registration fee
3. Conference Organizing Committee
Organizing Committee Chairman:
Jianping Wang (Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, CAS)
Organizing Committee Members
Toshio Yamaguchi, Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, CAS (Chief editor of Journal of Molecular Liquids)
Peng Wang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Executive Editors of Environmental Science & Technology)
Shouliang Yi, National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA (Editor of Separation and Purification Technology)
Wuzong Zhou, University of St Andrews
Yiyong Mai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Liangrong Yang, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS.
Zheng Li, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS.
Wangzhang Yuan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Xiangyu Kong, Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry, CAS.
Jianming Pan, Jiangsu University
Huacheng Xu, Nanjing Institute of Geography & Limnology, CAS
Liangcheng Tan, Institute of Earth Environment, CAS
Maoyong He, Institute of Earth Environment, CAS
4. Conference Topics
(1) Conference themes
Ecological Salt Lake, Green Development, High -value Utilization
(2) Conference issues
① Ecological safety and resource guarantee for the development and utilization of salt lake resources
Including but not limited：Brine resources, Hydrogeology, Formation and exploration of potash deposit, isotope geochemistry, Application of 3S technology in salt lake research, Evolution of salt lakes, Geochronology, Environment carrying capacity, Arid Zone Geomorphology, etc.
② Theoretical and technical of the green and efficient separation of salt lake and relative resources
Including but not limited：Salt-water phase equilibrium, Salt solution structure and interfaces, Nanofiltration membrane, inorganic membrane (including two-dimensional membrane), electro-driven membrane technology and ion transport membrane, bionic ion channel, membrane preparation method and membrane characterization, membrane transfer mechanism and membrane process simulation, Electrochemical separation, extraction separation, crystallization evaporation, oil and water separation, adsorption separation, new ion separation technology, etc.
③ Key technologies for preparation of high-end chemical materials from salt lakes and relative resources.
Including but not limited：lithium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, rubidium, cesium, bromine, iodine, boron and other elements of inorganic crystal materials, new energy materials, fireproof materials, refractory materials, battery materials, gel materials, ion separation materials, alloy materials, etc.
5. Support Media
Journal of Salt Lake Research
6. Contact Information of the Organizing Committee
Zhong Liu, Green Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
Xin Liu, High -value Utilization, email@example.com
Haicheng Wei, Ecological Salt Lake, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yongquan Zhou, Chemistry of solution， email@example.com
Yingying Jiang，Conference contribution， firstname.lastname@example.org