Recycling of dry cell batteries / storage batteries
The steel contained in dry cell batteries is used as a material of steelmaking. The zinc is collected as a resource at refineries.
Waste liquid and metal are collected from storage batteries and the battery cases are recycled.
Overview of dry cell battery recycling
Used dry cell battery treatment facility
Overview of battery recycling
Cutting / dismantling of batteries
Features of dry cell battery recycling
- 1.Complete recycling without generating waste
Used dry cell batteries are sorted in steel, tin, non-ferrous metal, zinc, Mn oxide, etc. The steel is recycled as a steelmaking material. Zinc is collected from the non-ferrous metal. Other metal is converted to slug and used as a material for cement. The recovery ratio through recycling is almost 100%.
Features of storage battery recycling
- 1.Recycling the harmful substances
As storage batteries contain harmful substances such as lead and strong acid, they are not crushed in a same way as dry cell batteries. The process begins with removal of the liquid and electric discharge. The battery cases are then cut and dismantled, and the harmful and non-hazardous components are separated and recycled.
- 2.Battery fluid treatment using JFE Kankyo's extensive experience and technology
Hard-to-treat batteries can be treated safely and reliably at JFE Kankyo based on its extensive experience and dedicated facilities for waste liquid treatment. The extracted fluids are detoxified at JFE's chemical plant.
Dry cell battery recycling flow
Storage battery recycling flow
Introducing the facility