Second Life and Recycling: Perspectives for High-Performance Batteries

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 January 2025 | Viewed by 391

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Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Industrial Materials Recycling, Chalmers University of Technology, Kemivägen 4, 412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
Interests: batteries; recycling; supercritical fluid; pyrometallurgy; PV recycling
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Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Industrial Materials Recycling, Chalmers University of Technology, Kemivägen 4, 412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
Interests: batteries; recycling; solvent extraction; hydrometallurgy; industrial waste
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Circular Economy Solutions, Geological Survey of Finland, GTK Mintec, Tutkijankatu 1, FI-83500 Outokumpu, Finland
Interests: batteries; recycling; ion exchange; solvent extraction; hydrometallurgy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

High-performance batteries are widely used in a variety of consumer and industrial applications, including smartphones, laptops, electric vehicles, and renewable energy storage systems. As the demand for these batteries continues to grow, so does the need for effective recycling methods to manage them at the end of their life. High-performance-battery recycling involves the recovery and re-use of the valuable materials contained within them, reducing the need for new resources and minimizing the environmental impact of discarded batteries.

Second-life batteries are either used again or as a combination of their modules or cells. Due to their characteristic dispersion, the elements must be selected and sorted. Performance evolution and battery behavior during their second life must be observed, wherein specific energy management may be needed. This Special Issue invites researchers to contribute original research/review/perspective articles on the development of advanced technologies and alternative solutions for high-performance-battery recycling and second-life applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The upcycling and recycling of different components of waste lithium-ion batteries (cathodes, anodes, electrolytes, and current collectors);
  • Aging characterization during first and second lives;
  • Aging, thermal, and electric modeling from first to second life and beyond;
  • The optimal design of second-life energy storage systems with respect to their lifetime;
  • Electrical and thermal safety issues;
  • The application of second-life batteries;
  • Life cycle and techno-economic assessment;
  • Direct recycling.

Dr. Burçak Ebin
Dr. Martina Petranikova
Dr. Junhua Xu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • recycling
  • sustainability
  • second-life battery
  • advanced processing
  • hydrometallurgy
  • pyrometallurgy
  • LCA
  • critical raw materials

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