Faculty Advisor

Elmes, Michael B.

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.


Due to the rising recognition of environmental and health issues caused by lead contamination of water and soil and other forms of lead poisoning, many countries have implemented lead-acid battery recycling programs. By conducting interviews and researching possible solutions to this problem, a manual describing the process to develop a formalized recycling program, including a set of recommendations, was submitted to el Centro di Investigaciones en Contaminacion Ambiental, CICA the sponsor of this project. The recommendations, made specifically for Costa Rica, deal with improving the current system of recycling.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering