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Recycling Lead Battery Scrap for a friendlier environment!

“This entire planet is our home. We are the only species that systematically destroy our own habitat.” -Marianne Williamson

Every person is a shareholder here since we are all inhabitants of this one and only mother earth. Taking care of our home should be the prime responsibility of every person. Each one of us is liable to contribute something on his personal level to advance environmental protection. This environmental protection is nothing but simply caring of our valuable resources and ensuring a sustainable future and a better environment for our upcoming generations. And this can be done by careful preservation, protection and management of our natural treasure.

Proper maintenance of our waste stream and recycling batteries can set a good example for people to keep environment healthy.

Without any doubt, innovation of lead-acid batteries is one of the environmental success stories of lifetime. Lead- acid battery is known as the recycled leader of all consumer products since more than 98% of all lead and plastic can be recycled for further use.

A lead- acid battery works in a closed and continuous loop. It is pretty much surprising but a brand new lead battery contains 60-80% recycled lead and plastic. I don’t know what other industry works so hard to administer a product from the beginning of it’s service life, through distribution, collection of old material, recycling and reclamation and then back to another new life.

Do you think any other industry is responsible enough to meet the strict environmental guidelines that protect the environment along with providing a critical recycling service?

Giant Lead oxide Manufacturing industry is very much concerned to make a friendlier environment for all of us and organize recycling programs time to time to safeguard our precious resources. The lead batteries are made of certain toxic components that cause potential risk to environment and human health. Recycling of these lead batteries can largely solve the problem along with many other benefits.

 

Lead battery recycling can:

  • Save energy: a secondary lead generation require four times less energy than the primary lead creation.

  • Save natural resources: By making use of already used material, we can save land and reduce the need to mine more materials.

 

  • Save clean water and air: causes less air pollution and water pollution since the battery is already manufactured once.
  • Save money and create new job opportunities: well, it’s obvious that recycling industry is generating far more jobs and is an economical option for waste management.

As we all know lead is a natural resource that we get from the earth’s crust. And the biggest use of Lead can be seen in the production of some types of batteries. Lead can also be used in ammunition, ceramic glazes and several equipments for medical, scientific and military usage.

Now a days, lead is less released in air than to soil. And the reason behind this exposure of lead to soil can be many like landfills, leaded paint, mining wastes, and other industrial activities such as battery production. The lead in air can be cleared by rain but when it is deposited to soil it usually heed to soil particles which further creates layers of lead in plants and animals. For the general population, this lead passes through their bodies through food and produce harmful effects. They consume lead through a variety of foods including produce, meats, grains, seafood, soft drinks and wine. And there is no significant use of lead in a human body. It affects majorly every organ of the body typically nervous system (in children), the circulatory system and the cardiovascular system. So lead waste scrap is of no use, it is always better to recycle it.

Lead battery recycling process includes following steps:

  • Battery breaking and separation
  • Desulphurization
  • Lead smelting and emission control
  • Lead refining and alloying
  • Lead casting

Each process is the act of processing already used and abandoned batteries, which would be otherwise considered as waste and harmful to our environment. So take a step forward and contribute your favor as a responsible human being of mother earth.

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