Exide – Case Study

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Project details

  • Customer: Exide Technologies (Girona Recycling Center)
  • Year:2016
  • Location: Bonmatí, Spain
  • Sector: MSW landfills, Waste management, Container recycling, PET recycling and biogas plants
  • Division: Industrial wastewater

Project description

Exide Technologies, which operates in more than 80 countries, is one of the world’s largest producers and recyclers of lead acid batteries. During 2010, the amount recycled by Exide was enough to make it one of the top secondary lead recyclers in the world.

It has ten recycling centers worldwide: 6 in the United States, 3 in Europe and 1 in New Zealand.

Request: Concentrate 400 L/h of 16% sulfuric acid from recycled batteries, up to 32%, thus reducing associated management costs.

Solution: 1 ENVIDEST LT VS 10,000 vacuum evaporator in special SN28 material.

Results

Minimization of residual acid to be managed at 50%.

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Exide - Case Study

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