Cor van de Water wrote: > Battery Disposal Cost: > "When a battery-powered electric vehicle is involved in a collision, > the battery needs to be removed, discharged, frozen and then destroyed. > Getting rid of a large, lithium-ion battery can cost upwards of > $30,000.00" > Say what? Frozen? As in putting it into a freezer and freezing the > battery? > Why would anyone want to do that to a Lithium battery? Makes no sense at > all.
Not a freezer: liquid nitrogen. Apparently, this is actually one way that *damaged* Li batteries are (or have been) recycled: freeze them with liquid nitrogen to render them inert, then put them into a huge shredder. It is not one of the ways mentioned in this paper, so perhaps it is no longer in use, or was never in widespread use? <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214993714000037> Cheers, Roger. _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Read EVAngel's EV News at http://evdl.org/evln/ Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)