Progress and challenges on battery waste management: A critical review

Saptak RAROTRA, Satyabrata SAHU, Pawan KUMAR, Ki-Hyun KIM, Yiu Fai TSANG, Vikas KUMAR, Parveen KUMAR, Madhavi SRINIVASAN, Andrei VEKSHA, Grzegorz LISAK

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The use of batteries in the electronics, automobile, and chemical industries is growing rapidly worldwide. The portability, high energy density, and low maintenance needs of batteries eliminates the need for transportation or reticulation of power. However, battery technologies suffer from a limited life span, which results in a need for frequent replacement. The generation of large quantities of battery waste has created a need for an effective management strategy to safely treat and recover valuable resources used in battery manufacturing. This review covers current issues in battery waste management, including a description of the advantages, limitations, challenges, and economical feasibility of various treatment technologies. Future perspectives are also discussed to encourage research on imminent environmental issues associated with batteries. Copyright © 2020 Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6182-6193
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - May 2020


Rarotra, S., Sahu, S., Kumar, P., Kim, K.-H., Tsang, Y. F., Kumar, V., . . . Lisak, G. (2020). Progress and challenges on battery waste management: A critical review. ChemistrySelect, 5(20), 6182-6193. doi: 10.1002/slct.202000618


  • Battery waste
  • Waste management
  • e-waste
  • Environment
  • Energy


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