The use of lithium batteries, cells and battery modules will increase sharply in all industrial applications in the coming years. It should be noted that damaged lithium-ion batteries are always dangerous goods during transport.
PyroBubbles® is a granulate with a grain size of 0.5 - 5 mm, which mainly consists of Sicilium dioxide. They are not flammable, electrically insulating and have only a low thermal conductivity. This makes PyroBubbles® the ideal filling material for transport and storage boxes for lithium-ion batteries.
As a tested extinguishing agent, they can be used particularly well to combat liquid fires. The melting point is 900 ° C, then they form a closed layer around the source of the fire.
Due to the high risk of fire and explosion, lithium-ion batteries are considered dangerous goods under international transport law and are subject to the regulations for transporting dangerous goods. Yes, after the transport route, the rules apply to air freight, sea freight or road transport.
Since 2009, dealers, manufacturers and waste disposal companies are obliged to take back empty or unwanted batteries. Likewise, consumers are subject to a return obligation. The above regulations apply to the transport there.
Lithium-ion batteries can be recycled metallurgically. This valuable material such as cobalt, nickel and copper are recovered. Overall, with proper recycling, almost 100% of the components of a lithium battery can be recycled.