Symposium A05: Battery Recycling and Reuse
Extended Deadline for Submitting Abstracts:
December 17, 2021
Symposium focus: From portable electronics to electric vehicles and renewable energy storage, batteries continue to deeply penetrate our daily life and industrial uses. With the rapid increase of battery usage, a huge amount of spent batteries will be generated in the coming years. At the same time, booming battery manufacturing will result in the resource shortage and price increase of critical metals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, and copper. In addition, if not carefully treated, the flammable and toxic waste generated from the disposal of used batteries can cause severe environmental pollution. Therefore, it is highly desirable to develop efficient technologies to recycle and reuse batteries for the benefit of recapturing valuable materials and mitigating environmental pollution. In the past few years, significant effort has been made in the development of better designs and processes to enable sustainable battery recycling. This symposium provides a forum for scientists and engineers to communicate recent progress and exchange ideas in the area of battery recycling. Topics addressed in this symposium include, but are not be limited to:
- Recycling of lithium-ion batteries, including cathode, anode, electrolyte, and other materials;
- Recycling of lead-acid, nickel metal hydride, and other rechargeable batteries;
- Recycling of primary batteries, such as Li-MnO2, Zn/Ag-MnO2, and Zn-carbon batteries;
- Process intensification and cell/battery design for improved recycling.
- Samuel Gillard, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
- Jeffrey S. Spangenberger, Argonne National Laboratory
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