Faculty Advisor

Apelian, Diran

Faculty Advisor

Schaufeld, Jerome

Faculty Advisor

Wang, Yan

Abstract

Spent primary alkaline batteries present an unused source of 553,500 tons of secondary metals in Europe and the US in 2009. While battery recycling programs exist, current processes are not profitable, so industry growth is difficult. A novel mechanical separation process was developed to recycle alkaline batteries at lower cost than current methods. Using a process-based cost model, the cost was determined to be $1286 per metric ton with revenue of $382 per metric ton, so supplemental funding is needed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Management Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

MPI

Advisor Department

Business

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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