Identification of Transportation Battery Systems for Recycling Recommended Practice
|Publication Date:||1 August 2013|
The chemistry identification system is intended to support the proper and efficient recycling of rechargeable battery systems used in transportation applications with a maximum voltage greater than 12V (including SLI batteries). Other battery systems such as non-rechargeable batteries, batteries contained in electronics, and telecom/utility batteries are not considered in the development of this specification. This does not preclude these systems from adapting the format proposed if they so choose.
A simple common identifier is required to allow consumers, service and waste management personnel to direct unknown battery types to appropriate recyclers. Recyclers also benefit from this identifier as it allows them to segregate, screen for potential contamination to existing process streams, and identify the manufacturer so they may contact them to find detailed information about the battery to ensure proper and safe recycling. At a minimum, recyclers should obtain the MSDS and/or PSDS from the manufacturer.
This code is not intended to replace regulatory reporting requirements, nor provide intricate details of the chemistry involved in the Battery System. The method and specific location for applying this code is not defined in this specification. For applicable battery labeling practices see reference J2936 - Vehicle Battery Labeling Guidelines.