Recycling and Battery Safety
The increasing demand for lithium-ion batteries (LIB), caused by the growth of the e-mobility industry, has created the need for a sustainable recycling process for used batteries Production committees. Ideally, the battery materials should be recovered in the highest quality with minimum effort in order to realize their direct re-use as battery materials. Especially in the field of valuable battery active materials, such a procedure is economically and ecologically beneficial. For this reason, an intelligent recycling process for all valuable battery ingredients is being developed in the battery process engineering working group.
During the use of a battery, various abusive external stresses, or even production errors can cause unwanted reactions within the cell, which can abruptly convert the stored electrical energy into thermal energy and result in a thermal runaway. Therefore, safety investigations are carried out in order to better understanding the processes of the thermal runaway as well as to increase the significance and reproducibility of the current test procedures and to streamline them through standardization, so that the conditions for testing and approval in the lead markets (China, EU, USA) can be harmonized.