Battery waste from households is a mixture of everything: various battery chemistries, lamps, pens, whatever garbage you can imagine. Sorting is needed not only to sort out non-battery waste, but also to separate battery chemistries and shapes or sizes according to those criteria, which meet the delivery specifications of the final recycling company. To achieve a most cost-effective recycling also yielding a high material recovery, the sorting services need to accomplish a precise differentiation of final sorted battery fractions with a high sorting quality up to 99,5%.

Another challenge in sorting are batteries from WEEE treatment plants. These processes generate a mixture of poorly identifiable primary, secondary and partly damaged batteries. Thus, manual sorting is a knowledge based service with a high staff training demand and vital support of a fast working lab. This provides necessary flexibility to achieve a continuous quality at a permanent changing input material every day. It gives an explanation for the fact that only a part of a battery waste stream in a clean state of single cells can be treated by fully automatized sorting machines (image, X-ray, weight and/or induction).

Battery Sorting

We sort batteries – conscientious – comprehensive – effective.

Alkaline

Zink-Carbon

Li-Ion NCA

  Li-Ion LCO

NiCd

Mercury

Li/SO2

Li-MnOx

Lead

Silver-Oxyde

Li-Ion LMO

Li-TCl

NiMh

Li-Ion NMC

Zink-Air

Li-Ion LFP

Accurec still relies on manual sorting and has trained a specialized team for exact identification of battery types and chemistries. This expertise  is based on thousands of conducted analyses, the compilation of  data sets and video training, a unique characteristic of Accurec required to classify discarded batteries correctly and with a high reliability: a basic precondition for optimizing recycling processes and leading to a higher efficiency in metal recovery.