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The importance of design in lithium ion battery recycling – a critical review

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posted on 2020-11-19, 16:09 authored by Dana L Thompson, Jennifer M Hartley, Simon M Lambert, Muez Shiref, Gavin DJ Harper, Emma Kendrick, Paul Anderson, Karl S Ryder, Linda Gaines, Andrew P Abbott

Recycling is always seen as an end-of-pipe process returning as much material as possible into a circular economy. There is a growing school of thought that suggests product design should be an important step in the recycling process. While this review is aimed specifically at one technological product, it contains facets that are applicable to the recycling of any complex product. Decarbonisation of energy production necessitates a proliferation of efficient electrical storage and a significant proportion of this, particularly in automotive propulsion, will use lithium ion batteries. The scale of the projected electric vehicle market means that a circular economy model needs to be established while the scale of end-of-life product is still manageable to prevent a build-up of hazardous waste. This critical review investigates the issues of lithium ion battery recycling and discusses the aspects of pack, module and cell design that can simplify battery dismantling and recycling. It highlights not only Green aspects of elemental recovery, but also technoeconomic features which may govern the appropriate direction for recycling. It also shows that as cell design changes, the approach to recycling can become more efficient.


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Citation

Green Chem., 2020,22, 7585-7603

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School of Chemistry

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  • VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Green Chemistry

Volume

22

Pagination

7585-7603

Publisher

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

issn

1463-9262

eissn

1463-9270

Acceptance date

2020-10-20

Copyright date

2020

Available date

2020-10-20

Language

en

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