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MGX Minerals unveils successful commissioning results for its ground-breaking water treatment technology

The figures are for the five-cubic-metre-per-hour (750 barrels per day) NFLi-5 advanced system
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The technology can be used effectively in the petrolithium (oil and gas wastewater) sector

MGX Minerals Inc. (CSE:XMG) (OTCQB:MGXMF), with engineering partner, Pur Lucid, has unveiled successful commissioning results from its ground-breaking water treatment technology.

The figures are for the five-cubic-metre-per-hour (750 barrels per day) NFLi-5 advanced system, which was "highly successful" in achieving all treatment chemical key performance indicators, the Vancouver-based company said.

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The system is currently operating and under contract with an oilsands SAGD (steam assisted gravity drainage) operator to process evaporator blowdown water (EBD).

The study covers a three-week operational period in December last year as preparation for an additional in-line deployment of a new 10 cubic metre per hour (1500 bpd), which is now underway.

MGX has developed a rapid lithium extraction technology, which enhances the quality of recovery across a complex range of brines compared to solar evaporation.

It can be used for petrolithium (oil and gas wastewater), natural brine, and other brine sources such as lithium-rich mine and industrial plant wastewater.

MGX said in a press release Thursday: "In addition to generating approximately C$30,000 in revenue for the company during the study period, the system was highly successful in achieving all treatment chemical key performance indicators.

"Most notable were treatment outcomes, which included removal of silica, calcium and magnesium totalling 99.7%, 88% and 72%, respectively.

"Additionally, total suspended solids in the treated product were non-detectable, effectively creating a clean water by-product for reuse.

"Hourly throughput during the commissioning phase was also reported as stable and optimization of control systems were successful in maintaining flow balance, overcoming any concerns of outdoor operations in cold weather conditions," it added.

MGX currently owns 60% of PurLucid and has the right to acquire up to a 100% interest via successive investments.

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