Table 4: The separation effect by boron-special resin and mixed resins.

SampleThe amount of ions /μgTotal amount of
foreign ions /μg
The amount of boron /μgThe relative content /%
Na+Li+Mg2+Cl-

Big Qaidam0.200.080.130.4124.3 (24.1)98.3(98.3)
Inter-crystalline Brine0.260.450.040.321.0748.6(48.3)97.9(97.8)
Lake water0.1700.050.250.4714.9(15.1)97.0(96.98)
Synthetic brine0.0800.020.10.217.6(17.5)98.9(98.87)
Brine-5000.1000.30.440.85(40.3)99.0(99.02)
Brine-50000.2000.40.641.25(40.9)98.57(98.55)
Brine-500000.3000.71.041.58(40.7)97.65(97.6)

The data in the parentheses represented the results of measuring by ICP-MS, and the other data represented the results of measuring by ICP-OES.