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REELEMENTS. Clean separation of materials from Li-Ion batteries.

This unique process tech­nol­o­gy uses high-fre­quen­cy shock waves to recy­cle and extract valu­able mate­ri­als with­out ther­mal or chem­i­cal treat­ment in an envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly manner.

The REVOLUTION in bat­tery recycling:

Elec­tro­hy­draulic frag­men­ta­tion process (EHZ)

The core tech­nol­o­gy, the mate­r­i­al-selec­tive elec­tro­hy­draulic frag­men­ta­tion process (EHZ) of REELEMENTS, sep­a­rates com­plex mate­r­i­al com­pos­ites and com­pos­ite mate­ri­als. The process uses mechan­i­cal, high-fre­quen­cy (cur­rent) shock waves gen­er­at­ed in a liq­uid medi­um cou­pling the ener­gy and thus frag­ment­ing the recy­cled material.

The process enables REELEMENTS to obtain a mate­r­i­al puri­ty of 98%.

The REELEMENTS recy­cling process is high­ly effi­cient and quick for recy­cling lithi­um-ion bat­ter­ies. After treat­ing the bat­ter­ies, the active mate­ri­als of the cath­ode can be sent back to the pro­duc­tion process with­out hav­ing to break them down fur­ther into their indi­vid­ual com­po­nents. Accord­ing­ly, the process can also be used for indus­tri­al pro­duc­tion rejects.

The advan­tages of the REELEMENTS process:

  • No ther­mal or chem­i­cal treatment
  • Sep­a­ra­tion of anode and cath­ode by selec­tive decoat­ing using shock wave process
  • No need to dis­charge the batteries
  • High mate­r­i­al recy­cling rate
  • High­est mate­r­i­al puri­ty of anode and cath­ode active materials
  • Recov­ery of lithi­um in ear­ly process stages
  • High cost efficiency
  • Can be quick­ly scaled & inte­grat­ed into pro­duc­tion processes
  • Min­i­miza­tion of CO2 foot­print. Envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly & sustainable