An Overview on the Recovery of Cobalt from End-of-life Lithium Ion Batteries
Review article, 2021

This study presents an up-to-date review on the methods and technologies applied for the recovery of Co from end-of-life Li-ion batteries. Considering the upcoming world demand for electric vehicles, it has been demonstrated that Co recycling from such batteries is technically feasible and vital in an attempt to provide a global supply of the metal. In this study, a number of recovery methods (including thermal, mechanical, and manual preprocessing, along with pyro- and hydrometallurgical methods) with distinct efficiency levels was described, several of which may be combined and associated between them in order to improve the overall Co separation and recovery performances.





Li-ion battery


Marcelo Borges Mansur

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Alexandre Silva Guimarães

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Martina Petranikova

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review

0882-7508 (ISSN) 1547-7401 (eISSN)

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