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Li-Ion batteries often contain useful and valuable high-grade metals. They also contain harmful substances, such as organic solvents and fluorine-containing lithium salts.
Therefore, recycling of Li-Ion batteries has a considerable potential economic benefit and helps to protect the natural environment.
Recycling for Li-Ion batteries usually involves both physical and chemical processes:
- Mechanical processes (including inert crushing, sorting, and sieving processes and a special case: thermomechanical separation)
- Hydrometallurgical processes
- Pyrometallurgical processes
Most lithium-ion batteries that are recycled today go through a process called “shredding”, where the battery is shredded up into very small pieces. After shredding, this so-called “black mass” is processed to extract valuable metals like cobalt and nickel.
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