The process and technology
Battery TreatmentBatteries 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.
SmeltingThe 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.
RefiningThe 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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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.
it is the recycling activity that aims to reduce the number of batteries being disposed as municipal solid waste. Batteries contain a number of heavy metals and toxic chemicals and disposing them by the same process as regular trash has raised concerns over soil contamination and water pollution.
Recyclable & Efficient
Lead batteries are one of the biggest recycling success stories of our lifetime. When we think of highly recyclable products, items like glass, plastic and newspaper usually come to mind. However, the battery chemistry that starts your car, stores power to enhance renewable energy utilization, backs up critical data centers, and keeps the warehouse industry moving has one of the highest recycling rates in the world.