Improved critical materials recovery from LIB black mass by MSX
ORNL: Process to recover metals from batteries licensed by Momentum Technologies
Momentum licenses MSX technology for lithium ion battery (LIB) materials recovery
Separation and recovery of cobalt from spent lithium ion batteries (LIBs) with supported Membrane Solvent Extraction (MSX)
STEM Magazine From Trash to Treasure: Electronic waste is mined for rare earth elements
Ramesh Bhave at Oak Ridge National Laboratory leads the CMI project "Separation and recovery of cobalt from e-waste"
In this project, the recovery and separation of cobalt from e-wastes, including scrap and spent lithium ion batteries (LIBs), will be conducted using a novel energy efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly supported membrane solvent extraction (MSX) process. After developing the separation methods, liquid membrane composition and the process parameters will be comprehensively investigated and optimized to achieve high purity (>99%), recovery (>95%), and extraction rates for cobalt recovery. The versatility of the MSX process will be demonstrated for separation and recovery of cobalt from wide variety of feedstocks such as swarf and scrap LIBs. Furthermore, the long-term stability studies of extractants used in MSX processes will also be carried out.
CMI Webinars - several CMI webinars have been offered related to recycling and to this project
Earlier work related to this project led to the first CMI license