Evaluation of Electrochemical Performance of Recovery Silicon from Waste Silicon Sludge As Lithium Ion Battery
To figure out these unstable raw material market, we had been focused on waste silicon sludge which were gathered by process for silicon wafer back grinding. The waste silicon sludge were discarded over 2000 ton/year, all of them are currently buried in korea.
Waste silicon sludge were consists of wafer grinding materials, silicon, and water/oils. Herein, we recovered the silicon from waste silicon sludge and purified the silicon for lithium ion battery anode starting materials. Not only recovred silicon, also recovery silicon had been pulverized to nano-sized by beads-milling. these nano-sized recovery silicon induced that shorten lithium ion paths and large surface area. Malic acid was a chosen media for carbon coating on nano-sized recovery silicon surface. We analyzed among recovered silicon properties and its electrochemical performance.