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Images of particles made from a promising battery cathode material called NMC

Designing a Circular Lithium Economy: Li-Selective Materials and Processes for Recovery from Batteries

2020
StorageX Initiative

PI:  William Tarpeh, Chemical Engineering

While lithium demand for batteries is rapidly increasing, surplus lithium discharges from battery production, storage, and disposal can pollute the environment. Because less than 1% of lithium is currently recycled from batteries, we reimagine lithium as a resource by designing novel membrane materials and electrochemical devices that selectively recover lithium from batteries.