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  • Sustainable electrochemical process could revolutionize lithium-ion battery recycling

    A portrait of researcher Xiao Su

    Illinois chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Xiao Su and colleagues found an economical and sustainable method for separating cobalt and nickel from each other for battery recycling purposes – making spent battery electrodes a secondary source of these valuable metals.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor's notes:

    To reach Xiao Su, call 217-300-0134; email  

    The paper “Selective cobalt and nickel electrodeposition for lithium-ion battery recycling through integrated electrolyte and interface control” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26814-7.