Accession Number : ADA293053

Title :   Magnesium Battery Disposal Characteristics.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ

Personal Author(s) : Soffer, Louis ; Atwater, Terrill

PDF Url : ADA293053

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This study assesses the disposal characteristics of U.S. Army procured military magnesium batteries under current Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste identification regulations administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Magnesium batteries were tested at 100, 50, 10 and 0 percent remaining state of charge. Present findings indicate that magnesium batteries with less than 50 percent remaining charge do not exceed the federal regulatory limit of 5.0 mg/L for chromium. All other RCRA contaminates were below regulatory limits at all levels of remaining charge. Assay methods, findings, disposal requirements and design implications are discussed. jg

Descriptors :   *MAGNESIUM BATTERIES, *DISPOSAL, REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, IDENTIFICATION, STORAGE BATTERIES, CONTAMINANTS, RESOURCES, CHROMIUM, CONSERVATION, HAZARDOUS WASTES, ARMY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, REGULATIONS, ASSAYING.

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE