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dc.contributor.advisorMulholland, James
dc.contributor.authorArora, Yukti
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-08T18:20:26Z
dc.date.available2015-06-08T18:20:26Z
dc.date.created2015-05
dc.date.issued2015-01-08
dc.date.submittedMay 2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/53491
dc.description.abstractThe use of Lithium-ion batteries in the automotive industry has increased tremendously in the last few years. The anticipated increase in demand of lithium to power electric and hybrid cars has prompted researchers to examine the long term sustainability lithium as a transportation resource. To provide a better understanding of future availability, this thesis presents a systems framework for the key processes and materials and energy flows involved in the electric vehicle lithium-ion battery life cycle, on a global scale. This framework tracks the flow of lithium and energy inputs and outputs from extraction, to production, to on road use, and all the way to end of life recycling and disposal. This process flow model is the first step in developing a life cycle analysis model for lithium that will eventually help policymakers assess the future role of lithium battery recycling, and at what point in time establishing a recycling infrastructure becomes imminent.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technology
dc.subjectLithium-ion battery
dc.subjectLithium
dc.subjectProcess flow
dc.subjectFramework
dc.subjectModeling
dc.subjectEnergy
dc.subjectMaterial consumption
dc.subjectResources
dc.subjectTransportation
dc.titleLithium-ion battery systems: a process flow and systems framework designed for use in the development of life cycle energy model
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeM.S.
dc.contributor.departmentCivil and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.levelMasters
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGuensler, Randall
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRodgers, Michael
dc.date.updated2015-06-08T18:20:26Z


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