CoLaBATS

Cobalt and Lanthanide Recovery from Batteries

NiMH and Li-ion batteries contain many different metals including steel, nickel, cobalt, lanthanum, cerium, copper, lithium, aluminium

The project will evaluate new processes for both physical separation of battery components (ultrasound) and chemical separation (ionic liquids)

The project focusses on Li-ion and NiMH battery chemistries - important for consumer device and electric vehicle application