Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00068, ISSN 2214-9937

There is a need to develop technology to enable a resource-efficient and economically feasible recycling system for lithium-ion batteries and thus assure the future supply of the component materials. Contributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12, this article suggests research areas that could enable the development of improved recycling methods, with separation technologies identified as the most promising.
Elsevier,

Journal of Building Engineering, Volume 18, July 2018, Pages 476-486.

The goal of this manuscript is to examine whether the current EU calculation method for the energy efficiency of heat pumps is sufficiently accurate to inform consumers. Simplifications and disregarded influences may lead to disinformation and result in market disturbances. This supports SDG 7 (clean and affordable energy), 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure) and essentially 13 (Climate action).
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies Volume 16, July 2018, Pages 1-11

Relating to Goals 3, 9 and 12, this article examines the potential of biobased carbon nanorods to build the conducting architecture of transducers with low environmental impact.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 16, July 2018, Pages 54-59

Furthering goal 9, this paper contributes to the understanding of metal demand development over time by illustrating the impacts of different aspects of technological change using historical data.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00064, ISSN 2214-9937

Waste Li foils from spent experimental Li-coin-cells pose a potential risk and a waste of lithium if they are not treated. For this paper, waste Li foils were recycled in the form of black LiFePO4/C powders with the recovery of about 80%. The recovered LiFePO4/C cathode delivered satisfactory electrochemical performance, advancing SDGs 7, 9 and 12.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00062, ISSN 2214-9937

In this study, froth flotation experiments were carried out with a variety of new and spent lithium-ion batteries using kerosene as the collector. The results show that the froth flotation method works well in separating anode and cathode materials, and therefore could be integrated with the direct recycling method to close the loop of materials used in Li-ion batteries. This addresses SDGs 7, 9 and 12.
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This paper presents a case study around emerging technologies for data storage and what their implementation at mass scale might mean for existing supply chains and market dynamics for certain critical materials, looking to address goal 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and goal 12 (sustainable consumption and production).
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 1-8

This article explores the importance of lightweight technology in reducing automobile life cycle impacts, which ultimately affects Goals 9, 12 and 13.

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