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Polymer batteries: Towards the recycling of batteries

StorageX Initiative

PI:  Alberto SalleoCo-PI:  Alexander Giovannitti, Materials Science & Engineering Department

The efficient recovery of redox-active components from end-of-life energy storage devices is challenging due to the utilization of hazardous electrolytes and the requirement of mixed-phase electrode design. With funding from the Storage X Initiative, we will develop recyclable electrodes based on solution-process redox-active polymers. The electrode materials are designed to function in safe electrolytes to establish a facile, safe, and cost-efficient recycling process.


Siew Ting Melissa Tan, Tyler J. Quill, Maximilian Moser, Garrett LeCroy, Xingxing Chen, Yilei Wu, Christopher J. Takacs, Alberto Salleo, and Alexander Giovannitti
ACS Energy Letters 2021 6 (10), 3450-3457
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01625