British Lithium Creates Dust-Free Laboratory with AirBench

British Lithium, based in Roche, Cornwall is conducting research & development of a metallurgical process for production of battery quality lithium carbonate from its extensive resource of lithium mica granite in Cornwall.

No battery grade lithium is currently produced in the whole of Europe, so this project is of great strategic interest to the UK as we move toward a future of electric vehicles and renewable power.

British Lithium’s metallurgical testwork includes the sawing, crushing and splitting of thousands of granite samples in their laboratory for further analysis. This can produce large amounts of silica dust. To keep the workplace safe and comfortable for their scientists, British Lithium installed an Airbench downdraft FN126784L with HEPA filters and side and rear enclosures. This self-contained machine has completely eliminated airborne stone dust, provided a safe and efficient workplace, and has been in full time use since being delivered to British Lithium’s laboratory in Roche.

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Why choose AirBench

AirBench Ltd are the UK’s leading manufacturer of downdraught benches and cross draught extraction systems.   We have more than 10,000 extraction systems in service in the UK and overseas.  Along with our range of coolant mist filters and air cleaning systems, we are actively helping businesses across many industries solve their workplace dust and fume issues.