Special Issue "Circular Economy of Batteries Production and Recycling"
A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: recycling of alkaline; NiMH and Li-ion battery waste by pyrometallurgical approach and supercritical CO2 technology; recycling of solar cells & WEEE; production of battery electrode materials; nanoparticle
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Interests: spent portable; car batteries; steel making dust; mining waste; waste of electric; electronic equipment
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The supply and management of energy are at the center of our daily concerns and represent a socio-economic priority. Energy storage devices will increasingly be needed, not only for portable electronic device usage, but also for electrical vehicle fleets and renewable energy applications. Battery systems should store surplus electricity from the smart grid for hours, days, and even weeks, if necessary, because electricity generation from renewable sources fluctuates with weather conditions, Likewise, the replacement of internal combustion cars by electric vehicles to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and to limit our dependence towards fossil fuels stimulate the search for energy storage devices including batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis for hydrogen production, pumped-storage power plants, etc.
Many electrochemical storage technologies have been developed since the first lead-acid battery invented in 1859 by Gaston Planté. Over the last two decades, the rapid progress in battery technologies have directly affected modern life, not only through various applications, but also with energy and carbon footprints of their production and manufacturing, from mining to end-of-life product management. Each technology finds its place depending on applications. For instance, lithium-ion batteries are largely used for portable applications because this technology provides a high energy density. Although battery technologies are mature, there are still many challenges to be faced in the development of performance, safe and sustainable technologies for dedicated applications. A good balance must be found between battery performance, safety and recycling ability, as well as reliable raw material supply.
This Special Issue will be published within the framework of an international meeting on the “Circular Economy of Batteries: Production and Recycling” (http://www.ceb2018.org), which will be held at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. This meeting will gather academics and industrialists to initiate discussions and introduce recent advances in the development of sustainable, efficient, and safe batteries. The following topics will be addressed in the Special Issue: Raw materials for battery technologies, electrolytes, electrode materials, design and development, applications (stationary batteries, electrified transportation, and smart grids), collection and regulation, and recycling.
Therefore, this Special Issue will gather, for the first time, contributions from several different communities: Electrochemistry, battery manufacturers, material science, engineering processes, extractive metallurgy, recycling, and Life Cycle Assessment.
Dr. Burcak Ebin
Assist. Prof. Martina Martina Petranikova
Manuscript Submission Information
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