Using fruit peel waste to recycle lithium: Page 3 of 3

August 27, 2020 //By Nick Flaherty
Researchers in Singapore have used orange peel waste to recover lithium from used batteries for recycling
Researchers in Singapore have used orange peel waste to recover lithium from used batteries for recycling
the conditions to scale up production and exploring the possibility of removing the use of acids in the process.

"This waste-to-resource approach could also potentially be extended to other types of cellulose-rich fruit and vegetable waste, as well as lithium-ion battery types such as lithium iron phosphate and lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide. This would help to make great strides towards the new circular economy of e-waste, and power our lives in a greener and more sustainable manner," said Prof Madhavi.

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L-R: Asst Prof Dalton Tay, Prof Madhavi Srinivasan

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