Huang L1, Li T, Liu C, Quan X, Chen L, Wang A, Chen G.
Bioresour Technol. 2013 Jan;128:539-46. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.11.011. Epub 2012 Nov 12.Cobalt leaching from lithium cobalt oxide is a promising reduction process for recovery of cobalt and recycle of spent lithium ion batteries, but suffers from consumption of large amount of reductants and energy, and generation of excess secondary polluted sludge. Thus, effective and environmental friendly processes are needed to improve the existing process limitations. Here we reported microbial fuel cells (MFCs) to effectively reduce Co(III) in lithium cobalt oxide with concomitant energy generation. Read More