Rhys A Ward
Oxidative Dissolution of Lithium and Manganese from Lithium Manganospinel (LiMn 2 O 4 ): Towards Climate-Smart Processes for Critical Metal Recycling
Ward, Rhys A; Kocsis, Dávid; Wadhawan, Jay D.
Professor Jay Wadhawan J.Wadhawan@hull.ac.uk
This work reports the oxidative breakdown of the LiMn2O4 structure using alkaline hypochlorite, as a method for recovering both lithium and manganese species. The heterogeneous dissolution rate for this process is monitored through the formation of the permanganate ion. It is found that reaction occurs under activation control, with a barrier that matches that for electron hopping within the spinel. Moreover, this activation barrier is smaller than those observed for typical conventional methods of recovery of lithium or manganese from LiMn2O4; accordingly, the new process is suggested to be climate-smart, despite the low, single-pass, recovery efficiency that results from slow surface kinetics.
Ward, R. A., Kocsis, D., & Wadhawan, J. D. (2023). Oxidative Dissolution of Lithium and Manganese from Lithium Manganospinel (LiMn 2 O 4 ): Towards Climate-Smart Processes for Critical Metal Recycling. Energy advances, https://doi.org/10.1039/d2ya00196a
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Mar 25, 2023|
|Online Publication Date||Apr 6, 2023|
|Deposit Date||Mar 26, 2023|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 13, 2023|
|Publisher||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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© 2023 The Author(s). Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.<br /> This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.
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