The distribution of modern technical communication devices has developed at an explosive rate in recent years. Progressing miniaturization and growing consumer needs were the driving force for the development of ever more powerful rechargeable battery systems (secondary systems). These systems include Ni-Cd batteries, Ni-metal hydride batteries and more recently especially Li-ion batteries.
After consumers have used up the batteries, the spent batteries turn up with a time delay in the waste stream and can be recycled appropriately. The objective of government-funded research...