Version 0.11 is the first released, public version of this content model.
This information exchange documents and describes observations made by various processes of recovering minerals (specifically REEs) from geothermal brines. Two data tabs are included in this content model spreadsheet; Experiment alData is for capturing the variables to describe/evaluate REE removal and capturing the variables influencing removal and describing removal media; ScaledProcessAndEconomics is for describing the variables in the removal (“reactor”) technique, the ability of the media to be re-used, and the techno-economic and process economics. This information exchange is constructed to record observations of REE extraction processes and can be used to compare the efficacy of those processes. For the data derived from any experiment (REE and other elements, minerals, and metals values) see the BrinesRareEarths tab in the AqueousChemisty information exchange at https://github.com/usgin-models/AqueousChemistry.
If any fields need to be added to this content model to capture necessary and relevant data, please add those additional fields after the "End" field in any data tab of this spreadsheet (which will be the very last fields in any spreadsheet). No other modifications to the spreadsheet fields is permitted.