Lithium-ion Battery Recycling with Raman Spectroscopy: Measuring the Transformation of Materials


In a world increasingly dependent on energy storage solutions, the importance of battery recycling has never been more pronounced. Lithium-ion batteries, with their pivotal role in powering everything from our smartphones to electric vehicles, have become the backbone of modern technology. However, as the demand for these batteries continues to surge, so too does the need for sustainable practices in their lifecycle management. The key to unlocking the full potential of battery recycling is precise control of the process.

By achieving an unprecedented level of precision in the recycling process, we can significantly increase yields and minimize waste. Enter Raman spectroscopy, a cutting-edge technology that offers real-time, granular insights into battery materials. With Raman spectroscopy, we have the power to monitor, understand, and optimize the recycling process like never before, ushering in a new era of sustainability and resource efficiency.

Raman spectroscopy takes you deep into the heart of battery components, unraveling the intricate chemical and physical changes like never before. With this remarkable technology, researchers and industries gain the power to monitor and optimize the recycling process with unprecedented accuracy.

Real-Time Insights, Rapid Results

Imagine having the ability to obtain critical insights in a matter of seconds. With online analysis powered by Raman spectroscopy, you can. With Raman, you can have real-time control over hydrometallurgical conversions of essential battery elements, including lithium, manganese, cobalt, and more.
In this case study, we discuss how a prominent battery recycling company based in the U.S. has harnessed the capabilities of multiple Raman systems to transform its hydrometallurgical platform. The company has prioritized the efficient recovery of vital elements like cobalt (Co), lithium (Li), and manganese (Mn) from the cathode active materials (CAMs) of expired or used lithium-ion batteries. The result is significant advancements in recycling processes that are shaping a more sustainable future.

What you’ll learn:

  • What Raman is and how to integrate it into your process
  • Requirements for online Raman analysis for process control
  • Explore the strategies used by a U.S.-based battery recycling company to efficiently recover cobalt, lithium, and manganese from cathode active materials, contributing to a more sustainable future


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