battery recycling plant Articles

  • 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

  • Case study - Wastewater from car batteries disposal

    The Client Our Client is a secondary lead smelting plant, based in Europe, that produces mainly lead ingots for automotive car batteries, lead alloys and lead shot for hunting and sport shooting. The Challenge The Client has a recovery plant for lead acid batteries, capable of separating the different components of batteries by wet system, with ...


    By EVALED-Evaporator

  • Is it time to recycle more nickel?

    Now you might think me a little sad, but I have to confess that as a metallurgist, I always find it interesting just how closely the history of mankind is linked to advances in metal working. The first evidence of metal working in Europe dates from around 5500 BC with the extraction of copper, lead and precious metals and this was followed by the working of bronze from around 4000 BC, both of ...

  • Top 15 things you didn’t know you could recycle

    Figuring out what to recycle and what not to recycle is tough! So we’ve compiled a list of some items and materials that the average character may not have known that they could toss in the recycling bin. We’d be very surprised if you knew that all of these items were recyclable! 1. Pet Fur Believe it or not, all of those mounds of cat and dog hair you’ve ...

  • Case study - Saubermacher – Austria - Processing plant for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

    Customer Founded in the 1979 as a small family- owned company, Saubermacher has developed into a group with around 3,800 employees and 75 locations with holdings in Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania. On 10th November 2010, the ecycling- park in Unterpremstätten was taken into operation, as the first electro-waste processing plant in the ...

  • 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 ...


    By Recycling International

  • Portable PMI Instruments

    Positive material identification (PMI) is a powerful methodology for assuring that manufacturing companies operate with greater profit, more efficiency, and the highest possible leveis of safety. The requirement for PMI of alloy materials in refinery systems and petrochemical plant operations has grown dramatically from the late 1970s when it was a rarity, to nearly 100% PMI in today’s risk-based ...

  • Heavy Metals in Waste

    Untitled Document Summary and discussion The aim of this report has been to demonstrate the existing knowledge regardng the harmful effects of heavy metals, the ...

  • 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

  • How can lead be so crucial, but also so toxic?

    Why is everyone talking about lead? Not long ago, like so many historic buildings in the UK, a local parish church near to where I live had the lead stolen from its roof.  Sadly, this is not so unusual and all the more distressing in this case, both because it holds special memories as the church where my wife and I were married, and also because the lead was stolen during heavy ...

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