Taken en verantwoordelijkheden The European Horizon 2020 project Si-DRIVE (Silicon Alloying Anodes for High Energy Density Batteries comprising Lithium Rich Cathodes and Safe Ionic Liquid based Electrolytes for Enhanced High VoltagE Performance) will develop innovative battery technologies for electric vehicles.
Within Si-DRIVE KU Leuven will develop and evaluate the end-of-life treatment and the related economic and environmental performances of these new battery technologies.
You will be responsible for conceiving intelligent de- and remanufacturing systems that enable fully automated dismantling of Si-DRIVE battery cells.
A major challenge concerns handling the large variation of products and their conditions at End of Life.
You will therefore develop innovative multi-sensor and computer vision solutions to detect and recognize product features and the condition of components in order to determine and execute autonomously the optimal dismantling strategy.
In addition, you explore opportunities to increase the robustness of these automated de- and remanufacturing processes by integrating self-
learning abilities based on process and human feedback. You will investigate different strategies to improve and better align the product design and the repair, reuse, repurpose and recycling of the electrical vehicle batteries.
Throughout the project, conceptual approaches will be combined with experimental validation of innovative automated processes on a lab scale.
To achieve these goals :
and use the obtained information to set up experiments.
Geboden wordt KU Leuven is among the top European universities.
The Life Cycle Engineering group coordinated by Prof.
Joost Duflou, and Dr.
Jef Peeters has a long-standing track record in ecodesign, sustainable manufacturing, and recycling systems.
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