Sicherheitsanalyse der InduRed Anlage für den Einsatz von Schwarzmasse aus Lithium-Ionen Batterien

Translated title of the contribution: Safety analysis of the InduRed plant for the use of black mass from lithium-ion batteries

Norbert Lechner

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis


Although safety investigations are nowadays mandatory in the industry, significant differences in the assessment of risk and hazard become apparent. These variations can be attributed to various influencing factors, such as regional legal requirements or specific industry sectors. Within the scope of a safety study at the Chair of Thermal Processing Technology, an existing test facility for carbothermal reduction (InduRed) is being systematically examined for potential hazards related to the newly planned use of black mass from lithium-ion batteries. Subsequently, the process of risk assessment according to ÖNORM 12100 is explained and methods for hazard evaluation are delineated. Following this, technical and supplementary protective measures are presented, and the individual barriers of a secure operational facility are illustrated. As a basis for the safety analysis, all available data about the pilot plant and its surroundings are collected. The subsequent steps involve determining the risk of the overall system, assessing its suitability for the use of black mass, and deriving the associated safety measures.
Translated title of the contributionSafety analysis of the InduRed plant for the use of black mass from lithium-ion batteries
Original languageGerman
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
  • Wiszniewski, Lukas, Co-Supervisor (internal)
  • Hochsteiner, Thomas, Co-Supervisor (internal)
  • Raupenstrauch, Harald, Supervisor (internal)
Award date15 Dec 2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Bibliographical note

embargoed until 29-11-2028


  • lithium-ion batteries
  • recycling
  • indured
  • safety study
  • security measures
  • hazop
  • checklist

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