On the sustainability of lithium ion battery industry – A review and perspective

Yang, Yue, Okonkwo, Emenike G., Huang, Guoyong, Xu, Shengming, Sun, Wei, and He, Yinghe (2021) On the sustainability of lithium ion battery industry – A review and perspective. Energy Storage Materials, 36. pp. 186-212.

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The consumption of rechargeable batteries has been increasing rapidly. High demand on specific metals for battery manufacturing and environmental impacts from battery disposal make it essential to recycle and retrieve materials from the spent batteries. There have been some review articles on battery recycling, mostly on the technologies for the materials recovery and some on life cycle assessment (LCA). To develop a truly sustainable battery industry, however, battery recycling must be commercially viable. Yet, very limited information on the economics of battery recycling is available. This paper examines technologies and research efforts in battery recycling from the perspective of economic viability and life cycle inventory. With the support of up-to-date statistics, the paper also comments on the challenges facing battery recycling, and the role of battery design and circular economy in the sustainable development of battery industry where governments, manufacturers and consumers all play a part.

Item ID: 66882
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2405-8297
Keywords: Recyling, Review and perspective, Spent Lithium ion battery, Sustainability
Copyright Information: © 2020 Elsevier B.V.
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2022 21:55
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