International Battery Seminar - Engineering Strategy for Design and Scale-Up of a Recycling Process

I’m going to say it, I’m energized by the thought of participating in the International Battery Seminar and Exhibit in Orlando, Florida, next month. In 2023, more than 2,100 battery technologists attended. This year’s March event is expected to be even larger, with many speakers from around the world. I’m going to be one of them! The Seminar has four streams for participants: R & D: Battery Research and Recycling Manufacturing: Performance and Supply Chain Engineering: Safety, Management…


2024 Trends for Lithium and Battery Materials

  Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash P&ID is immersed in many different sectors of the lithium and battery materials market such as lithium production, battery materials (both metal powders and liquid electrolytes), and recycling. Our hands-on experience keeps P&ID in the forefront of developments. I thought I’d share some of my predictions for the industry, drawing on my unique perspective of lithium and battery materials from working directly with clients, writing the Chemical…


Process Solutions for Purified Liquids and Blended Powders for Battery Materials

  Photo by Huebert World on Unsplash Lithium ion battery (LIB) manufacturers represent a new market segment for process solutions. As I discussed in my recent column in Chemical Processing, Barry on Batteries, you need solid-liquid separation technology to produce purified electrolyte liquids and blended powders. Here I’ll expand on my thinking about how existing chemical industry tech can adapt to battery materials needs. Process solutions for purified liquids High purity and high product…


Selecting Dryer Technologies for Battery Materials

  Photo by Saif71.com on Unsplash The battery materials market must produce dried powder for lithium ion battery (LIB) manufacturing. In a recent column in Chemical Processing, Barry on Batteries, I discussed dryer testing and selection. In short, there are many options to consider. Make your decision of dryer technologies for battery materials based upon lab and pilot testing. Robust data collection, drying curves and heat balances can help you land on the optimum design for battery…


Reflections from NAATBatt's Battery Industry Workshop

Photo by Headway on Unsplash Over the past 15 years, NAATBatt has grown from a suggestion by then-Senator Barack Obama to support the battery industry. Today, NAATBatt is an international organization promoting "the development and commercialization of electrochemical energy storage technology and the revitalization of advanced battery manufacturing in North America." This August, I attended the sixth annual NAATBatt Workshop in Indianapolis bringing battery industry and supply chain…