battery directive Articles

  • EU Battery Directive moves a step closer

    The new EU Battery Directive is taking shape in readiness for its formal adoption, probably later this summer. However, battery recyclers and manufacturers still have some concerns about the proposed text, notably in relation to exemptions, recycling efficiencies, capacity labelling of batteries and the funding of public awareness campaigns aimed at maximising collections. In early May, ...


    By Recycling International

  • Closing The California Clean Energy Divide

    Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage Executive Summary BATTERY STORAGE IS EMERGING AS AN effective new strategy for reducing electricity costs for affordable multifamily rental housing in California. Battery storage systems not only provide economic returns today, they can also preserve the value of solar in an ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Batteries Are the Heart of Renewable Energy

    US researchers have made a vital step ahead in the pursuit to amass electricity from irregular energy resources like solar energy and wind energy. A Harvard University group has turned up with a technique to cut down the expenditure of flow battery technology that is competent of storing energy on big scales within an electrical power grid. Grid-scale storage for renewable resources could be a ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Battery recycling: the EU and Switzerland power ahead

    In battery land, and especially in battery recycling land, legislation is currently a point of focus given that the new EU Battery Directive - which includes collection and reprocessing targets for portable batteries - is scheduled to come into force on September 25 next year. At the 12th annual International Congress of Battery Recycling (ICBR), delegates shared their experiences and differing ...


    By Recycling International

  • Comparison of the environmental impact of five electric vehicle battery technologies using LCA

    The environmental assessment of various electric vehicle battery technologies (lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride, sodium nickel-chloride, and lithium-ion) was performed in the context of the European end-of-life vehicles directive (2000/53/EC). An environmental single-score based on a life-cycle approach, was allocated to each of the studied battery technologies through the combined ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New topology for management of bi-directional power flow between vehicle and grid with reduced ripple current at unity power factor

    In this paper, a new topology of single-phase pulse width modulated (PWM) AC-DC converter is proposed for bidirectional power flow between plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and the grid. This converter consists of a PWM voltage source converter (VSC) and a ripple reduction circuit. The ripple reduction circuit consists of a switching leg and an inductor. The inductor is connected between ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using a direct method to characterize and measure flows of municipal solid waste in the United States

    ABSTRACTAlthough there are a myriad of sources of municipal solid waste (MSW) data in the United States, much of thesedata are not transparent and are also extremely difficult to find. In addition, the two major methods of quantifyingnational MSW flows—the BioCycle State of Garbage in America and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Franklin Associates’ MSW “Facts and Figures” ...

  • Solving solar-power issues

    Certainly, no one would accept only having electricity during the day, and then only on clear days, if they have a choice. We need energy storage -- batteries. Unfortunately, batteries add a lot of cost and maintenance to the PV system. Currently, however, it's a necessity if you want to be completely independent. One way around the problem is to connect your house to the utility grid, buying ...


  • SAP Recycling Administration (REA)

    Recycling Management is growing ever more demanding. Legal requirements, coupled with an increasing awareness of the environment, have confronted modern enterprises with a completely new challenge. In Europe, packaging waste, disposed batteries and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives requires manufacturers for the correct disposal and recycling of their waste products. ...


    By HCL Technologies

  • Handyman`s Special!

    In January of 1998, Lou Ann and Kelvin Washington were in the market for a new home, away from their hectic jobs in Denver. They found their piece of heaven high on a hilltop in South Park, Colorado. But their new dream home came with some problems, including a power system that was not the best introduction to renewable energy. The house is 2,600 square feet (242 m2), passive solar, and ...


    By Solar Energy International

  • Cleo Springs, Oklahoma - in-situ chemical oxidation case study

    A gasoline spill occurred when a fuel tanker was forced off this curve in rural Oklahoma. Initial responders were unsuccessful in their effort to remove all of the contaminated soil. Cedar Creek Engineering was contracted to remediate the residual soil and groundwater contamination. Here a recovery well and reagent injection points are installed. The treatment process called for Fenton's reagent ...

  • Design and control of a Luo converter for variably loaded hybrid electric vehicle energy storage system

    This paper presents the analysis and novel hybrid controller design for a 4-quadrant (4-Q) switched-capacitor (SC) Luo bidirectional DC/DC converter, applicable for hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle energy storage system (ESS) applications, based on power of traction motor and battery current gradient. Features of voltage step-down, voltage step-up, and bi-directional power flow ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sunny Boy Storage is affordable and also flexible applicable

    Independent and affordable electricity supply for your home – until now that was not feasible from a technical perspective. But that’s exactly what the new SMA battery inverter Sunny Boy Storage offers. In March, the inverter has been honored with the Innovation Prize at the PV symposium Bad Staffelstein. Volker Wachenfeld, Executive Vice President of the SMA Offgrid ...


    By SMA Solar Technology AG

  • Solar Streetlights Are Bright

    Solar lighting is being adopted by very many households and they are now becoming a common fixture on streets. They are famed mostly for the savings they bring about in terms of energy bills and maintenance costs and that anyone who uses solar lighting is contributing to a reversal of the damage done by carbon ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Electronic Water Meter For Leakage Repair - Case Study

    Every year, EMS (Energy Management System) produces and markets smart electronic water meters (domestic/ bulk), wireless transmission data logger (GSM/ GPRS), and advanced AMR (Automatic Metering Reading) systems. Unlike traditional mechanical water meter, the magnet-free electronic smart water meter with class C (CNS 14866) metrological performance can maintain 12 years battery lifespan. With a ...

  • ‘Window Socket’: Solar-Powered Plug Sticks To Window, Powers Anything

    A concept has been unveiled for a solar-powered battery that can be stuck to a window, charged and then used as a standard plug.   The Window Socket offers a neat way to harness solar energy and use it as a plug socket. So far we have seen solutions that act as a solar battery backup, but none as a direct plug-in. Simple in design, the plug just attaches to any window and does its job ...

  • Expert opinion on toxicity profiling – report from a NORMAN expert group meeting

    This paper describes the outcome and follow‐up discussions of an expert group meeting (Amsterdam, October 9th, 2009) on the applicability of toxicity profiling for diagnostic environmental risk assessment. A toxicity profile was defined as a toxicological “fingerprint” of a sample, ranging from a pure compound to a complex mixture, obtained by testing the sample or its extract for its activity ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Gill WindSonic used on robotic mower case study

    Gill WindSonic ultrasonic wind sensor provides wind speed and direction data for positioning system on robotic mower. Since its launch in 2002 the Gill WindSonic ultrasonic wind sensor has been used in a wide range of applications and has recently been selected by Precise Path Robotics, Inc. based in Indianapolis, IN USA to form an essential part of the positioning system on the RG3, a ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • The development of an ecodesign product - the ecomouse case study

    In a KERP (Centre of Excellence Electronics and Environment) - BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna) cooperation, the aim is to develop and assess an ecodesign product (electronics product). As a widely used, comparable and simple product, a wireless computer mouse is chosen as a demonstration product for ecodesign. The targets of the newly developed product ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to Achieve Good Indoor Air Quality in Operating Rooms

    There are two primary objectives in achieving acceptable air quality in the operating room: (1) control of anesthetic gases for the benefit of operating room staff, and (2) infection control for the benefit of the patient. Control of Anesthetic Gases Supply and scavenging systems, as well as general ventilation in the OR, must be functioning optimally for the surgical ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

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