Lithium Ion Batteries: Recycling and Repurposing

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This resource contains a set of eleven modules and supporting labs developed by Grand Valley State University and Muskegon Community College concerning processes for the remanufacturing, repurposing, and recycling of advanced energy storage systems. They were developed for use in community college and university programs as well as on-the job training through seed funding from the CAAT. Included with each module is an overview of the topic and lab activities with review questions (instructor version with solutions included).

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This resource contains a set of eleven modules and supporting labs developed by Grand Valley State University and Muskegon Community College concerning processes for the remanufacturing, repurposing, and recycling of advanced energy storage systems. They were developed for use in community college and university programs as well as on-the job training through seed funding from the CAAT. Included with each module is an overview of the topic and lab activities with review questions (instructor version with solutions included). Listed below is a table of contents for the modules:

I: Overview

Section A.
Module I-A - Batteries
Lab 1- Building a voltaic cell
Lab 2- Building a electrochemical cell

Section B.
Module I-B - Battery packs
Lab 3- Battery Pack Configuration

II: Analysis

Section A.
Module II-A - Disassembly
Lab 4- Battery pack Examination and Identification of Components
Lab 5- Workspace Organization
Lab 6- Disassembly

Section B.
Module II-B - Physical Assessment
Lab 7- Physical Assessment

Section C.
Module II-C - Charging
Lab 8- Charging Batteries

Section D.
Module II-D - Diagnosis Lab 9- Diagnosis

III: Safety and Regulation
Module III-A - Concerns for Recycling and Repurposing Batteries
Module III-B - General Considerations

IV: Repurposing

Section A.
Module IV-A - Post-Diagnosis / Sorting
Lab 10- Post-diagnosis / sorting

Section B.
Module IV-B - Post-Diagnosis / Re-Packaging
Lab 11- Post-diagnosis / re-packaging

Section C.
Module IV-C - General Considerations



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under
Grant No. 1003032. 

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Classification:
Energy Storage and Battery Technology
Product Lifecycle:
Pre-production: Research, Design, Development, Testing, and Tooling
Production: Manufacturing, Assembly, and Operations
Post-production: Service, Reuse, and Recycling
Resource Type:
Lab Activity
Module
Institution:
Grand Valley State University and Muskegon Community College
Author & Title:
Charles Ammond, Professor, Muskegon Community College; Greg Marczak, Professor, Muskegon Community College; Dr. Charles Standridge, Professor & Associated Dean of the Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing , Grand Valley State University
Date Developed:
Monday, March 31, 2014
Keywords:
Battery Pack,Cell,Charging,Chemistry,Components,Diagnosis,Disassembly,Packaging,Recycling,Toxicity
Education Level:
Undergrad Students (13-14)
Audience:
Educators
Students