Accession Number : ADA293994

Title :   Toxicity Study of Selected Military Batteries.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1990-1992,

Corporate Author : MARTIN MARIETTA ENERGY SYSTEMS INC OAK RIDGE TN

Personal Author(s) : Hanson, Matt ; Jones, Jim ; Kirkpatrick, Clarence ; Kszos, Lynn ; Miller, P. D.

PDF Url : ADA293994

Report Date : JAN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : Alkaline (Alk), Leclanche (LCE) (i.e., C-Zn), lithium-manganese dioxide (Li-MnO2), lithium-sulfur dioxide (Li-SO2), lithium-thionyl chloride (Li-SOCl2), and magnesium (MG) batteries were analyzed under federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and state bioassay requirements in order to determine their hazardous waste (HW) characterization. MG and Li-SOCl2 batteries were found to be HW under RCRA for chromium (DOO7). Li-MnO2, Alk, LC, and Li-SOCl2 batteries were found to be HW under bioassay requirements. Only completely discharged Li-SO2 batteries were found to be non-hazardous solid waste under both HW identification criteria.

Descriptors :   *TOXICITY, *MILITARY EQUIPMENT, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *ALKALINE BATTERIES, REQUIREMENTS, MAGNESIUM, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, IDENTIFICATION, OXIDES, STORAGE BATTERIES, RESOURCES, CHROMIUM, CONSERVATION, SOLID WASTES, LITHIUM COMPOUNDS, BIOASSAY, THIONYL CHLORIDE, LITHIUM CHLORIDE, SULFUR OXIDES.

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE