This technology takes advantage of lithium electrodeposition for recovery of lithium from the electrolyte in end-of-life batteries. A companion mathematical model was developed to predict the optimal conditions for lithium electrodeposition in graphite-based lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicle applications under different charging rates and operating temperatures.
Primary Application Area: Materials & Manufacturing
Technology Development Status: Concept
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 2
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
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