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Battery Recycling

Chemical analyses of recycling fractions

Individual solutions for battery recycling

The recycling of battery cells is rapidly growing in importance, above all due to increasing electric mobility. Legal requirements will in future specify quotas for the collection and recycling of lithium-ion batteries. We offer tailored solutions for the instrumental analysis of the individual recycling fractions to monitor the efficiency of the methods used and the quality of the results.

Our analytics make it possible to determine consistently the composition of individual recycling fractions as well as to monitor their quality. This aspect is of course of immense importance for the use of the related materials in the production of new batteries. Our experts for battery cell analytics accompany you during the entire recycling process.

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Analysis of the recycling fractions

Analytics makes battery recycling future-proof

Few other areas are developing as dynamically as the recycling of battery cells. In future the amount of lithium-ion cells in circulation will grow significantly due to the expansion of electric mobility, among other reasons. The development of efficient recycling methods is essential to ease the burden on the environment and to reduce costs for the manufacturers of battery cells. Currently a large number of different methods are in use.

The focus of our work is on analytics for recycling fractions, e.g. plastic film, metal foil, heavy material and black mass, such that you are always aware of their quality and in this way can draw conclusions as to the quality and market value of the recycling fractions. In this way we effectively support your organisation during the recovery of valuable raw materials.

Instrumental analytics for
recycling fractions

  • Sample preparation
    (screening, grinding and breaking down of the individual fractions)
  • Determination of the particle size distribution
  • Determination of the material composition/concentration, e.g. lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, copper or aluminium
  • Identification of plastics and their proportions
  • Determination of the VOC content
  • Determination of the water/dry content
  • Electrolyte analysis
  • Identification of solvents

Technical equipment in the chemical laboratory

The right inspection method
for every task

Analysis methods - Gas chromatography (GC-MS & GC-FID)

Gas chromatography (GC-MS & GC-FID)

Analysis method - Gas chromatography with headspace

Gas chromatography (Headspace GC)

Analysis method - Ion chromatography (IC)

Ion chromatography (IC)

Thermogravimetry (TGA)

Analysis method - Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

Analysis method - Karl Fischer titration (KFT)

Karl-Fischer-Titration (KFT)

Analysis method - RAMAN spectroscopy

RAMAN Spectroscopy

Analysis method - FTIR spectroscopy for particle analysis

FTIR Spectroscopy

Analysis method - Scanning Electron Microscop for particle analysis

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM-EDX)

With extensive experience, excellent equipment and sound expertise, our experts obtain the best from every analytical method so that you can rely on excellent measurement results.

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DAkkS accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025

Accredited test laboratory
for battery cell analytics

Chemical and physico-chemical analytics (CHA) of plastics and elastomers to determine thermal properties and composition, identification and quantification of organic and inorganic substances, materials, residues, deposits and contaminants using FT-lR and energy dispersive (EDX) spectroscopy are accredited by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. Furthermore, all our other specialist areas have also been accredited.

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Frequently asked questions about
battery cell analytics and recycling

How do battery cell analytics accompany the recycling process?

Battery cell analytics can be used during the entire recycling process. This application starts with the analysis of the black mass, by means of which specific conclusions can be drawn as to market value, and ranges through the control of the purity of the recycling fractions to the determination of their physical-chemical characteristics. Depending on the problem, we use different methods, such as scanning electron microscopy or Karl Fischer titration, and many more.

What is the role of battery cell analytics in battery research?

Currently many different methods are used for recycling batteries. The challenge for battery research is, among others, to develop methods that are both economically viable as well as technically efficient and sustainable.

Battery cell analytics also make a valuable contribution here, for instance by determining the purity of the recycling fractions obtained using a specific method. In this way direct comparisons between different methods are possible.


the right partner

for chemical analytics

What can we analyse for you?
We would be pleased to advise you about the numerous possibilities and combined analytical methods. The goal: the best, most cost-effective and most efficient analysis of your material.

Call us, we look forward to hearing from you!