Accession Number:

ADA059512

Title:

Investigation of the Environmental Consequences of Disposal of the Lithium Organic-Electrolyte/SO2 Battery.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 76-Jan 78,

Corporate Author:

VERSAR INC SPRINGFIELD VA

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

This report contains recommendations for disposal of lithium organic-electrolyteSO2 batteries standard composition and modified composition based upon a review of toxicity of battery constituents and laboratory analysis of leachate and solubility tests from cross-sectioned batteries. Laboratory analysis identified an average of 22 mg of cyanide ion per cell in the discharged standard composition cell and 1.6 mg in an undischarged cell. Soil leachate column tests showed significant quantities of cyanide in the leachate from discharged standard composition cells. Disposal recommendations for the standard cell include secured landfills or disposal ponds. Laboratory analysis of solubility tests showed an average of 0.16 mg of cyanide per cell in the discharged modified composition cell. Disposal recommendations for the modified cell are sanitary landfills or the equivalent. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE