Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2023
Mar. 22, 2024
Jun. 30, 2023
Document Information [Line Items]      
Entity Central Index Key 0001621832    
Entity Registrant Name Aqua Metals, Inc.    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2023    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2023    
Document Transition Report false    
Entity File Number 001-37515    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Tax Identification Number 47-1169572    
Entity Address, Address Line One 5370 Kietzke Lane, Suite 201.    
Entity Address, City or Town Reno    
Entity Address, State or Province NV    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 89511    
City Area Code 775    
Local Phone Number 446-4418    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock    
Trading Symbol AQMS    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
ICFR Auditor Attestation Flag false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Document Financial Statement Error Correction [Flag] false    
Entity Public Float     $ 92,731,305
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   111,953,875  
Auditor Firm ID 686    
Auditor Name FORVIS, LLP    
Auditor Location New York, New York