Accession Number : ADA090785
Title : Testing of Lithium-Sulfur Dioxide Cells for Waste Disposal Hazards.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 79-Mar 80,
Corporate Author : WAPORA INC CHEVY CHASE MD
Personal Author(s) : Boies,David B
Report Date : Oct 1980
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : Lithium-sulfur dioxide cells have been examined to determine if they are considered hazardous wastes under Section 250.13 of the proposed amendment of 40 CFR, Part 250, as published in the Federal Register, Vol. 43, No. 243, 18 December 1978. Fresh and discharged samples of cells have been tested. The cells are not hazardous for disposal if the case is not ruptured. On the basis of the Structural Integrity Procedure of the proposed rules, the cells will not rupture, and thus will not be considered hazardous. If the cell case should be ruptured in some manner, a small amount (approximately 2 to 12 grams/cell) of sulfur dioxide will be released. This is an irritant, odorous, and toxic gas; the degree of hazard will depend on the number of cells ruptured at a time, meteorological conditions, the distance to sensitive receptors, etc.
Descriptors : *CELLS , *LITHIUM , *SULFUR OXIDES , TEST AND EVALUATION , HAZARDS , TOXIC HAZARDS , STORAGE BATTERIES , WASTE DISPOSAL , VAPOR PRESSURE
Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE