Recycling Technology

Battery Recycling

The process and technology

Battery Treatment

Batteries are typically unloaded by hand from trailers, conveyors, or from pallets. The batteries are then prepared for smelting by draining the acid and separating the plates, rubber, plastic containers, and sludge. The first process involved in the Battery Treatment is the breaking of the battery and loading the constituents into the separation unit.

Smelting

The Lead to be processed is obtained in two forms after the separation, one form is the pure lead (poles and terminals) and the grids and the other form is the lead paste mixed in the electrolyte. The difference in these two forms requires two different methods by which the Lead from the spent battery can be recycled.

Refining

The metallic lead produced by the above process contains a number of impurities, which will affect the performance of the lead during usage after recycling to eliminate this metallic lead obtained from the smelting furnace to be refined in a kettle to reduce the amount of these impurities and increase the quality of the Lead produced and the Lead metal produced is 99.97% pure.
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Lead Reclamation

Significance of lead-acid batter recycling

Lead-acid batteries are the environmental success story of our time. More than 98 percent of all battery lead is recycled. Compared to 55% of aluminum, 45% of newspapers, 26% of glass bottles and 26% of tires, lead-acid batteries top the list of the most highly recycled consumer product. The lead-acid battery gains its environmental edge from its closed-loop life cycle. The typical new lead-acid battery contains 60 to 80 percent recycled lead and plastic. When a spent battery is collected, it is sent to a permitted recycler where, under strict environmental regulations, the lead and plastic are reclaimed and sent to a new battery manufacturer.

The recycling cycle goes on indefinitely. That means the lead and plastic in the lead-acid battery in your car, truck, boat or motorcycle have been and will continue to be recycled many, many times, this makes lead-acid battery disposal extremely successful from both environmental and cost perspectives.