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Lead Acid Battery Recycling Shredders

Lead acid batteries remain popular as sources of electrochemical energy for powering a variety of systems and products, and so an efficient and thorough shredding solution is necessary to meet demand and prepare these batteries for recycling. With their high use and popularity for powering everything from backup power systems to vehicles, scooters, bikes, wheelchairs, marine applications, and more thanks to their long-lasting and reliable power, especially in hot conditions, lead acid batteries have also become a growing threat to the environment as more are ending up in landfills or the ocean. A proper recycling process is required to properly reuse them and protect societies and ecosystems. When they are thrown out heedlessly, lead acid batteries can quickly become an issue as they cause sulfuric acid contamination of ground and water sources. Thankfully, up to 98% of a lead battery’s materials can be recycled, making it an excellent product to reuse. The lead battery must first be broken down via shredding, which allows most of the materials to then be separated, recovered, and recycled properly, such as lead paste, lead grids, sulfuric acid, and polypropylene or polyethylene plastic casings. After this initial shredding process, the lead battery materials can then be put through a pyrometallurgical process and all materials can be recycled as required.

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Shred-Tech Lead Acid Battery Shredding Solutions

Shred-Tech® has helped come up with lead acid battery shredding solutions that help make the recycling process smoother and easier. With several models to choose from, you can choose a shredder machine that fits your business requirements and helps you prepare lead acid batteries for recycling. Select models from our ST and STQ series of stationary shredders can be used since lead acid batteries do not require a sealed or submerged setting for safe shredding. This means that there are plenty of cost-effective and reliable battery shredding solutions available that can meet a wide range of business requirements. With highly efficient motors that can tear through high volumes of lead acid batteries in no time, as well as modular designs that allow components to be removed and reinstalled easily for quick maintenance and repairs, the ST and STQ stationary shredders can help you stay on top of daily demands and generate revenue for years. If you’ll also be shredding other battery types like lithium-ion or electric vehicle batteries, then we suggest the more versatile Aqueous Shredder, which utilizes a completely sealed chamber. The sealed chamber is then used to completely submerge the LIBs or EV batteries to prevent oxidation of lithium and therefore prevent fires, allowing the batteries to be thoroughly shredded without issue or complication. Go with Shred-Tech lead acid battery shredder machines for a solution that you can depend on to get the job done daily!