Lead batteries containing sulphuric acid are often to be found in cars, lorries, fork-lift trucks and back-up generators etc. If they appear to be faulty, they must be stored carefully and removed as soon as possible by a certified collector.
Lead batteries are treated in a fully-automated machine in a closed treatment circuit which creates no additional waste streams and has a recycling rate of 95%. Lead-acid batteries are crushed to pieces sized 50 to 80 mm. The released electrolyte then undergoes a physiochemical process. The end products are then reused as primary material in the synthetics and metal industry as well as in the construction sector. Only a residual fraction of around 5% of the total weight of the battery (separators and plastics) is sent for incineration.
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