Li-ion Battery Recycling Article Named Editor’s Choice

Li-ion Battery Recycling Article Named Editor’s Choice

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Li-ion Battery Recycling Article Named Editor’s Choice

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The ground breaking research being done at CR3 on li-ion battery recycling continues to make news.  The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)’s Journal of The Minerals Metals & Materials Society (JOM) has just announced that our paper “Current and Prospective Li-ion Battery Recycling and Recovery Processes” has been named the editor’s choice for the month of October.  Only 5% of all the articles accepted by JOM receive this designation.

As many of you know, a new technology has been developed by researchers at WPI which is capable of recovering LiNixMnyCozO2 cathode material from a hydrometallurgical process, making the recycling system as a whole more economically viable. By implementing a flexible recycling system that is closed-loop, recycling of Li-ion batteries will become more prevalent saving millions of pounds of batteries from entering the waste stream each year.

Joseph Heelan

Joseph Heelan, research assistant for CR3 is the lead author, and Prof. Wang is the corresponding author for the Editor’s Choice selection of the October 2016 issue of JOM.  Heelan and Prof. Wang share this distinction with several CR3/WPI colleagues who are named as co-authors on the paper. They are: Zhangfeng Zheng, Qiang Wang, Mengyuan Chen, and Diran Apelian. Eric Gratz, Battery Resourcers LLC spun off from Prof. Wang’s lab, is also a co-author.

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