Status
In Progress
Material Class
E-Scrap
specific materials
Batteries
21-01-RM-5083

Improving Recycling Efficiency of Portable Electronics by Automating Battery Disassembly

NODE
Technical Thrust
Remanufacturing & EOL Reuse
Low-Cost Component Repair Technologies & Restoration Methods
About

This project proposes to develop an automated and integrated battery disassembly process for EOL PCEs using a modular approach, as well as design and develop a component disassembly and battery removal process using a combination of mechanical (e.g., robotic disassembly, water-jet cutting), chemical, and thermal approaches to increase EOL PCE materials recover and processes throughputs

Upon completion, this project will design a prototype system, built and operated to confirm system effectiveness. This project will increase secondary materials by 0.03 million metric tons (MMT) of e-waste, 3.6 PJ energy reduction, 0.180MMTCO2e. Assumptions based on recovery of 20% of 150,000 metric tons per year of PCE discarded.

project Members
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University at buffalo logo
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INL idaho national laboratory logo

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