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## Initial plan (and latex test)

This is a first plan for the review article I am going to try and write in individual sections. A bit like a serial novel, like a Dickens novel such as Pickwick Papers, or Alexander McCall-Smith's 44 Scotland Street... but about chemical and thermal lithium-ion battery recycling processes!

$\documentclass[ journal=ascecg, % for ACS Sus Chem Eng manuscript=article]{achemso} \title{A review of chemical and thermal processes used in the recycling of lithium ion battery materials} \begin{document} \begin{abstract} This a review attempts to comprehensively present the chemical and thermal techniques that have been, or are being, adopted for materials recovery from waste lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). The work will firstly overview the principle material classes, and typical specifics of the elements, that make up a LIB: lithium ion electrolyte and carbonate ester solvent; transition metal lithium oxides in the electrodes (often the most valuable elements); metals from current collector foils (Al \& Cu), connectors and packaging; carbon from conductive agents in both electrodes, and intercalatable graphite in the anode; and finally polymers from the separator, packaging, gasket, and binding agent in the electrodes. This is followed by an outline of the specific thermal processes, then the chemical processes. \end{abstract} \setcounter{secnumdepth}{5} \tableofcontents \section{Introduction} \subsection{Review definition and justification} \subsection{Outline} \section{LIB cell materials} \subsection{Electrolyte and solvent} \subsection{Metal oxides from electrode} \subsection{Metals from foils, connectors and packaging} \subsection{Carbon from electrode} \subsection{Polymers from packaging, gasket, separator and electrode binders} \section{Thermal processes} \subsection{Low-temperature pyrolysis} \subsection{High-temperature pyrolysis} \section{Chemical processes} \subsection{Chemical leaching} \subsubsection{Acid leaching} \subsubsection{Alkali leaching} \subsubsection{Organic leaching} \subsubsection{Water leaching} \subsection{Bioleaching} \subsection{Solvent extraction} \subsection{Chemical precipitation} \subsection{Electrochemical processes} \section{Conclusions} \end{document}$