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Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries

The LithoRec Way

  • Arno Kwade
  • Jan Diekmann
  • Presents a comprehensive overview of technologies relevant for the recycling of lithium-ion batteries

  • Offers practical insights from operation of a pilot plant for recycling

  • Multidsciplinary work with perspectives from engineering, environmental science and business economics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Sergej Rothermel, Martin Winter, Sascha Nowak
    Pages 1-31
  3. Jan Diekmann, Sergej Rothermel, Sascha Nowak, Arno Kwade
    Pages 33-38
  4. Jan Diekmann, Martin Grützke, Thomas Loellhoeffel, Matthias Petermann, Sergej Rothermel, Martin Winter et al.
    Pages 39-51
  5. Daniel Hauck, Michael Kurrat
    Pages 53-81
  6. Felipe Cerdas, Roman Gerbers, Stefan Andrew, Jan Schmitt, Franz Dietrich, Sebastian Thiede et al.
    Pages 83-97
  7. Roman Gerbers, Kathrin Wegener, Franz Dietrich, Klaus Dröder
    Pages 99-126
  8. Jan Diekmann, Steffen Sander, Guido Sellin, Matthias Petermann, Arno Kwade
    Pages 127-138
  9. Friederike Stehmann, Christian Bradtmöller, Stephan Scholl
    Pages 139-153
  10. Paul Haas, Stefan Pfeifer, Jannes Müller, Christian Bradtmöller, Stephan Scholl
    Pages 155-176
  11. Sergej Rothermel, Martin Grützke, Xaver Mönnighoff, Martin Winter, Sascha Nowak
    Pages 177-185
  12. Friederike Stehmann, Stephan Scholl
    Pages 187-206
  13. Jan Diekmann, Steffen Sander, Guido Sellin, Arno Kwade
    Pages 207-217
  14. Sergej Rothermel, Steffen Krüger, Martin Winter, Sascha Nowak
    Pages 219-246
  15. Jan Diekmann, Thomas Loellhoeffel, Arno Kwade
    Pages 247-251
  16. Christian Thies, Karsten Kieckhäfer, Claas Hoyer, Thomas S. Spengler
    Pages 253-266
  17. Felipe Cerdas, Stefan Andrew, Sebastian Thiede, Christoph Herrmann
    Pages 267-288

About this book


This book addresses recycling technologies for many of the valuable and scarce materials from spent lithium-ion batteries. A successful transition to electric mobility will result in large volumes of these. 
The book discusses engineering issues in the entire process chain from disassembly over mechanical conditioning to chemical treatment. A framework for environmental and economic evaluation is presented and recommendations for researchers as well as for potential operators are derived.


lithium-ion battery disassembly recycling battery materials electric mobility scarce metals recycling technology LithoRec Lithium-ion recovery LIB recycling

Editors and affiliations

  • Arno Kwade
    • 1
  • Jan Diekmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Particle Technology, Battery LabFactory BraunschweigTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Institut für PartikeltechnikTechnische Universität Braunschweig Institut für PartikeltechnikBraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Book Subtitle The LithoRec Way
  • Editors Arno Kwade
    Jan Diekmann
  • Series Title Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management
  • Series Abbreviated Title Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineer., Management
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-70571-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88963-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-70572-9
  • Series ISSN 2194-0541
  • Series E-ISSN 2194-055X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXIII, 288
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 170 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Processes
    Waste Management/Waste Technology
    Energy Systems
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