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
- 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
Gas chromatography (GC-MS & GC-FID)
Gas chromatography (Headspace GC)
Ion chromatography (IC)
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM-EDX)
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.
You can read more about the advantages our accreditation offers you here:
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.