battery recycling Articles

  • 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 ...

  • GEEP’s guide to e-cycling success

    The recent Electronics & Battery Recycling congress in Toronto featured a personal view on global e-cycling solutions from Alfred Hambsch of Ontario-based Global Electric Electronic Processing - a company involved in the operation of e-scrap plants across three ...

  • 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, ...

  • Hospitals get charge out of recycling batteries

    Environmentally conscious hospitals that find themselves with a glut of dying and dead batteries have an easy and readily available cure: Recycling. Whether ubiquitous alkalines, lead-acid, lithium or other types of batteries, recycling companies and independent brokers have programs in place nationwide/worldwide to make disposing of conked out power cells a simple matter. There’s also always the ...

  • An Eco-balance of a Recycling Plant for Spent Lead–Acid Batteries

    This study applies Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology to present an eco-balance of a recycling plant that treats spent lead–acid batteries. The recycling plant uses pyrometallurgical treatment to obtain lead from spent batteries. The application of LCA methodology (ISO 14040 series) enabled us to assess the potential environmental impacts arising from the recycling plants operations. Thus, ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Inorganics in Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    The most commonly used treatment technologies for inorganics in soil, sediment, and sludge include solidification/stabilization (S/S), excavation and off-site disposal, and acid extraction. These treatment technologies are described briefly below. Solidification processes produce monolithic blocks of waste with high structural integrity. The contaminants do not necessarily interact chemically ...

  • Superfund Investigates Land Pollution from the Past…and Present

    On September 7, 2016, we took steps to respond to states, tribes and citizens who asked for our help addressing contaminated sites. In response, we are adding 10 hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is our list of more than 1,300 of the most contaminated sites in the country that we are addressing under the Superfund program. Superfund is one of the most important ...

  • Dioxines and furanes - Case Study

    Example: Scrap copper recycling, cobalt for battery production Similar tasks: Metal recycling, roast processes, thermal waste disposal When recycling metals - as in scrap copper recycling (mostly cable material) - toxic waste gases often occur. The raw materials to be recycled are injected in a shaft kiln that emits dust, organic contaminants, carbon monoxide, dioxins as well as furans. A ...

  • Properties and Behavior of Inorganics in Contaminated Soil

    Often, specific technologies may be ruled out, or the list of potential technologies may be immediately narrowed, on the basis of the presence or absence of one or more of the chemical groups. The relative amounts of each may tend to favor certain technologies. Metals may be found in the elemental form, but more often they are found as salts mixed in the soil. At the present time, treatment ...

  • Interview with Prof. Egbert Lox, Umicore, Belgium - 19th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2020

    Time flies and already in 7 weeks the International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2020 will take place! We hope you have already marked the days from 21 to 24 January in your calendar! As every year, we meet in the beautiful Austrian city Salzburg. All preparations have already been completed and we look forward to seeing you again at our annual industry meeting. So, be curious: We ...


    By ICM AG

  • Simplifying compliance for manufacturers

    Manufacturers must comply with legislation to declare the amount of packaging they’re placing on the market. The problem is the rules dictating what companies need to declare are different in every single country. Global health, beauty and home care product market leader Amway has appointed Lorax ...


    By Lorax Compliance Ltd

  • How we can vanquish pollution within our lifetimes

    Simply spreading the message could change the world The following is excerpted The Brown Agenda: My Mission To Clean up The World’s Most Life-Threatening Pollution by Richard Fuller, and is published here with permission from the author. Pollution is the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries. The top 10 ...


    By Ensia

  • 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” ...

  • Recycling Fluorescent Lamps: It Can Be Affordable and Easy

    Environmental threat and EPA regulations require fluorescent lamp recycling. New methodology greatly simplifies the process and reduces expense Does your facility have fluorescent lights? Because they contain mercury, spent fluorescent lamps increasingly cannot be trashed in dumpsters as a solid waste. This is a major challenge for facilities across the country since nearly every ...


    By Air Cycle Corporation

  • Junk removal company versus dumpster rental

    With the hot summer days ahead of us, now is the time to organize your home and get rid of the junk cluttering your valuable space. It’s very satisfying and rewarding to clear away the debris which may be lingering in your attic, yard, basement, garage, etc. There are several ways to go about removing your junk. 1) Rent a dumpster 2) Hire a local waste removal company to haul off your ...


    By Econo Junk Removal

  • The Railroad industry: Then and Now

    Emission control and waste management among top priorities for railroad industry today On February 28, 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first U.S. railway chartered for commercial transport of passengers and ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Lead and Zinc Smelting Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Lead and Polypropylene Materials from Car Batteries - Case Study

    Recycling areas: Various scrap Company name: MPI Recycling (MPI Reciklaža Metalurgija, plastika inženiring d.o.o.) Located: Črna na Koroškem, Slovenia Founded: 1990 Employees: 86 TAB is a Slovenian producer of lead acid flooded, VRLA AGM and VRLA Gel ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Smart Sensors - sustainable and resilient product design

    We design sensors to last! Sensoneo is very proud of our in-house R&D for both hardware and software. Inhouse product design allows for wonderful freedom. When designing the waste monitoring sensors, there are 2 main objectives we follow – sustainability and resilience. Smart Sensor is resilient Casing The sensor casing is designed to withstand the ...


    By Sensoneo j. s. a.

  • Why Rare Earth Recycling is Rare (and What can We Do About it)

    Earbuds, touch screens, CFLs with a warm glow, rechargeable batteries and power windows: Most of us take these things for granted. When we do, we also take for granted a group of elements called rare earth metals, whose special electronic and magnetic properties make them a key component of many 21st century technologies. These 17 elements are actually plentiful enough — you probably have ...


    By Ensia

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