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):

Report Date:

1994-06-06

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

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 mgL 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 mgL. Assay methods, findings, disposal requirements, an design implications are discussed. -BKA

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE