Lead Acid Battery Recycling car and truck Batteries – Recycling
The process of Lead Acid Battery Recycling is performed on virtually on one machine. The scrap batteries which have come to the end of their Lead Acid Battery Life, start out at one end. The batteries are then crushed by hammering them into little broken pieces and they are moved on by conveyor belt into a very large container, where the heavy pieces fall to the bottom and all the broken plastics float at the top.
The plastic pieces are then scraped away, and the toxic liquid is drained away leaving the lead pieces and heavy metals to go onto the next stage. The drained off acid is then treated with another chemical, which makes the acid into a neutral liquid a type of water. The water is then treated and tested in a special water treatment plant to ensure that it meets the necessary safety standards. The liquid is then treated and made into a powder for use in the textile industry.The Lead Acid Battery Recycling is an old technology and batteries are re-processed over and over again. The pieces of plastic are washed and dried and melted down, then they are put through an ext-ruder, where they are then made into plastic pellets. The pellets are then sold to the makers of battery casings, who mix the old plastic with some new plastic to make new battery cases, these cases are all black because they are recycled, white or coloured cases are made of all new plastic or polypropylene.
All the lead pieces then pass on to a furnace and heated in a smelting furnace where they are melted. The molten lead is constantly cleaned and the impurities scraped off. The lead is then poured into mold and made into ingots. The ingots are again scraped for impurities and then finally left to cool. The Lead Acid Battery Recycling parts are then packed into bundles and used in the making of cheap new batteries.
Lead acid batteries are used in many applications
12 Volt Lead Acid Batteries can be very dangerous if they are not re-cycled, and just dumped say into land fill. These batteries come in many shapes and form and are used for many purposes and in many industries. Many people do not know that these batteries are also used on trains, as well as cars and trucks, in fact train batteries can be huge in size and weigh
many kilograms. These batteries are used on many types of back up systems in case of a mains power cut, in many industries and hospitals. These types of Sealed Lead Acid Batteries MSDS are known as UPS batteries, which stands for (uninterrupted power supply).
Many large computer systems have huge banks of these types of Sealed Lead Acid Batteries UK, they are even used in submarines and military vehicles. So the need for recycling is extremely important to us all. Many of these batteries are well known to golfers with electric golf carts these vehicles use AGM batteries and Gel batteries, also people with boats will be very familiar with the AGM battery, there are many,many applications and millions of different types of lead acid batteries on the market.
Article by Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk.
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