Advances in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrolytes: Prospects and Challenges in Recycling

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List of Authors: Joseph Hamuyuni, Fiseha Tesfaye
Editors: Gabrielle Gaustad, Camille M. Fleuriault, Mertol Gökelma, John Howarter, Randolph Kirchain, Kaka Ma, Christina Meskers, Neale R Neelameggham, Elsa Olivetti, Adam Powell, Fiseha Tesfaye, Mingming Zhang
Publication year: 2019
Book title: REWAS 2019
Title of series: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series
Start page: 1
End page: 6
ISBN: 978-3-030-10385-9
eISBN: 978-3-030-10386-6
ISSN: 2367-1181


Lithium-ion batteries are already playing a key role in the move from fossil fuels towards clean and
renewable energy systems. This is because variabilities in renewable energy grids need to be supported by
very stable storage mechanisms (batteries). In electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries are also very
important and determine applicability on the target vehicle. At their end-of-life, substances contained in
them make it impossible to be discarded in an uncontrolled way. Moreover, the batteries contain critical
metals that need to be recovered. While there are currently numerous studies on recycling of the cathode
materials, there is very scarce research on how electrolytes impact recycling. This research reviews and
enumerates on the advances in lithium-ion battery electrolytes in the context of recycling.


Circular Economy, Lithium-ion battery, Metallurgical Thermodynamics, Metals, Recycling

Last updated on 2019-22-02 at 03:12