Synthesis of Diverse LiNixMnyCozO2 Cathode Materials from Lithium Ion Battery Recovery Stream

  title={Synthesis of Diverse LiNixMnyCozO2 Cathode Materials from Lithium Ion Battery Recovery Stream},
  author={Qina Sa and Eric Gratz and Joseph A. Heelan and Sijia Ma and Diran Apelian and Yan Wang},
  journal={Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy},
  • Qina Sa, E. Gratz, +3 authors Yan Wang
  • Published 4 April 2016
  • Materials Science
  • Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy
Currently, a large amount of spent lithium ion batteries is being landfilled in many countries every year; in order to recover and reuse critical materials, a low-cost and a high-efficiency lithium ion battery recovery process was developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. This process recovers valuable metal elements such as Ni, Mn, Co in the form of LiNixMnyCozO2 cathode materials, where x, y, and z can be tailored. Other elements such as Cu and steel are also recovered. In this work, it… Expand
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