Sustainable Materials and Recycling Processes for Battery Production

A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105). This special issue belongs to the section "Battery Processing, Manufacturing and Recycling".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 June 2024 | Viewed by 259

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99163, USA
Interests: Li/Na/K-ion batteries; Li/Na/K-metal batteries; battery recycling; fiber-shaped batteries

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Guest Editor
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99163, USA
Interests: solid-state electrolyte for lithium batteries; modulation of defect structures and electrical properties of ceramics; capacitive energy storage polymer nanocomposites

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Guest Editor
School of Metallurgy and Environment, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
Interests: lithium batteries; multi-scale modeling for batteries; energy storage materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Batteries are considered one of the most critical technologies in modern society, encompassing numerous fields, e.g., portable electrics, electric vehicles, and large-scale energy storage systems for renewable energy plants. Determining how high-performance batteries can be developed by applying sustainable materials and recycling used batteries is necessary to meet the requirements of the growing market. (1) Sustainable materials that are naturally abundant, environmentally benign, and low-cost are promising to accommodate the inadequate supply of raw materials or batteries. Therefore, more research on the use of sustainable materials (e.g., biomaterials) as electrodes, electrolytes, and separators in batteries is critical for the generation of "green batteries". (2) Recycling used batteries can further reduce soil/water pollution and allow for raw battery materials to be obtained. Hence, effective and environmentally friendly recycling processes, i.e., close-loop recycling,  are urgently needed for the development of reusable materials.

Sustainable technologies for both the production and recycling of batteries will greatly benefit the environment. The realization of “green” processes for recycling batteries and producing recyclable batteries can not only reduce toxic wastes but also lower energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Dr. Chenxu Wang
Dr. Lulu Ren
Dr. Xiahui Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • sustainable
  • materials
  • batteries
  • recycling

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