Accession Number : ADA289976

Title :   Conference on Disposal Characteristics of Selected Military Batteries Held at Cherry Hill, New Jersey 6-9 June 1994.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ

Personal Author(s) : Soffer, Louis F.

PDF Url : ADA289976

Report Date : 06 JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Considerable work has been done to assess the disposal characteristics of CECOM procured military batteries under current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hazardous waste identification regulations, and State bioassay requirements. This paper presents test results for alkaline, carbon-zinc, magnesium, lithium-manganese dioxide, lithium-sulfur dioxide, and lithium-thionyl chloride batteries. Present findings indicate that: (1) lithium-thionyl chloride and magnesium batteries with greater than 50 percent remaining charge exceed the federal regulatory limit of 5.0 mg/L for chromium, (2) alkaline, carbon-zinc, lithium-manganese dioxide, and lithium-thionyl chloride batteries fail California bioassay toxicity requirements with 96-h LC0of less than 500 mg/L. Assay methods, findings, disposal requirements, an design implications are discussed. -BKA

Descriptors :   *WASTE DISPOSAL, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *ELECTRIC BATTERIES, TEST AND EVALUATION, SYMPOSIA, WASTE WATER, TOXICITY, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MAGNESIUM BATTERIES, STORAGE BATTERIES, CHROMIUM, LITHIUM BATTERIES, HAZARDOUS WASTES, POLLUTION ABATEMENT, WETLANDS, DESIGN CRITERIA, LANDFILLS, WASTE RECYCLING, NEW JERSEY, BIOASSAY, THIONYL CHLORIDE, LITHIUM CHLORIDE, SULFUR OXIDES.

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE