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- May 06, 2020

Making Lithium-ion Batteries More Environmentally Friendly

Pollyanna Sidell - Associated Environmental Systems

cathode-material-blog-1New process uses water-soluble binders to avoid the need for organic solvents in manufacturing and recycling Credit: iScience Spent cathode material made via water processing (top) can be recovered, relithiated, and used to make new batteries—also via water processing (bottom).

Experts agree that additional testing done under more demanding conditions will be needed to persuade battery makers to remove organic solvents from their processes. Argonne National Laboratory’s Linda L. Gaines, a specialist in materi

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