Author Topic: laptop battery as source for lithium?  (Read 2047 times)

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meticulous

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laptop battery as source for lithium?
« on: August 15, 2002, 04:58:00 PM »
SWIM was about to toss his 'only holds a charge for 5 minutes' useless laptop battery in the trash, when he noticed it was a lithium-ion battery pack. 

Would it be worth anything for lithium recovery for a certain german style reduction?

terbium

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Maybee no good.
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2002, 03:29:00 AM »
I have done some searching for info about the Li-ion tech and my impression was that these batteries did not have any sort of recoverable strip of lithium metal.

mnkyboy77

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SWIM's Luck with Li-ion
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2002, 09:42:00 AM »
Thought the same thing with the laptop batteries...So the disection commenced.  A very wide and long strip was obtained.  (Actually, two strips of unknown identity).

A small piece of both strips was removed from the strips in the NP.  Patted lightly with a paper towel, and then thrown into a bowl of water.  One of the strips instantly started skipping on the surface of the water and displayed the exact same chariteristics as Li from a known source.

Now on to step two:  Actually trying the obtained strips in a actual rxn.

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terbium

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No pure Li metal in Li-ion battery.
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2002, 07:42:00 AM »
Thought the same thing with the laptop batteries...So the disection commenced.  A very wide and long strip was obtained.  (Actually, two strips of unknown identity).
Well, if it was a Li-ion battery then neither of the strips was pure lithium metal.

In Li-ion batteries the lithium is stored in "intercalated" form - interspersed with carbon atoms in a sort of crystal. I suppose that in a charged Li-ion battery that this intercalated lithium might be available for use in a Birch.

This first URL requires a Postscript Document Viewer:

http://www.panasonic.com/industrial/battery/oem/images/pdf/li-ionoverview.pdf



The parent URL of the above:

http://www.panasonic.com/industrial/battery/oem/chem/lithion/








sYnThOmAtIc

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Much easier and cheaper to obtain it from lithium ...
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2002, 08:12:00 PM »
Much easier and cheaper to obtain it from lithium carbonate.

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terbium

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Easy lithium metal from carbonate?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2002, 03:53:00 AM »
Much easier and cheaper to obtain it from lithium carbonate.
Please, tell us how.