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NaS Battery Recycling

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Typical Uses

These batteries are used mainly for grid energy storage and emergency backup power.

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Industries Used In

NaS batteries are significant in the energy sector, especially in renewable energy integration and grid support.

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Recycling Process

NaS batteries require specialized methods for recycling due to their hazardous materials. The sodium and sulfur components need to be handled and neutralized safely.

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Average Lifespan

NaS batteries typically have a lifespan of around 15 years.


Laws and Regulations for Recycling

Properly Identifying

Special Characteristics

Typical Elements Used in NaS Batteries

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Sodium (anode material)

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Sulfur (cathode material)

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Beta-Alumina Solid Electrolyte (ceramic electrolyte)

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Aluminum


Potential New Uses for Recycled Materials

Sodium

In chemical processes or new batteries

Sulfur

In the chemical industry, e.g., sulfuric acid production

Ceramic Materials

Potential use in various industrial applications

Detailed Packaging and Transportation Requirements

According to 49 CFR § 173.189:

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Batteries must not contain hazardous materials other than sodium and sulfur compounds.

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Cells must be hermetically sealed and packaged to prevent contact and movement.

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Batteries must be fully enclosed in a metal casing.

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Restrictions on transportation by aircraft; specific conditions for transport by motor vehicle, rail car, or vessel to prevent short circuits and overheating.

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