Disassembly Planning and Assessment of Automation Potentials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Felipe Cerdas*, Roman Gerbers, Stefan Andrew, Jan Schmitt, Franz Dietrich, Sebastian Thiede, Klaus Dröder, Christoph Herrmann

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Traction batteries are composed of various materials that are both economic valuable and environmentally relevant. Being able to recover these materials while preserving its quality is not only economically attractive, but it can also contribute to decrease the environmental impact of electric vehicles. Disassembly can play in this regard a key role. On the one hand it might allow to separate potential hazardous substances and avoid an uncontrolled distribution of these substances into other material flows. One the other hand disassembly might promote improving the rate of material recovered while preserving its quality and decreasing disassembly costs. In this chapter we present a methodology for the estimation of disassembly sequences and for the estimation of automation potentials for the disassembly of traction batteries. The methodology is illustrated with an experimental case study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Subtitle of host publicationThe LithoRec Way
EditorsArno Kwade, Jan Diekmann
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-70572-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-70571-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management
ISSN (Print)2194-0541
ISSN (Electronic)2194-055X


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