Battery Hazards And Accident Prevention

Hardcover | April 1, 2006

byP. Bro, S.C. Levy, S. C. Levy

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This first-of-its-kind handbook systematically addresses the issue of battery hazards and accident prevention. Chapters discuss the physical and chemical processes that contribute to battery hazards and provide detailed information on appropriate battery selection. The authors discuss primary and rechargeable batteries, new types of high-energy density batteries now entering the consumer market, and battery systems in electric vehicles. Practical and easily accessible, this reference meets the needs of battery engineers, environmentalists, medical personnel, and consumers.

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This first-of-its-kind handbook systematically addresses the issue of battery hazards and accident prevention. Chapters discuss the physical and chemical processes that contribute to battery hazards and provide detailed information on appropriate battery selection. The authors discuss primary and rechargeable batteries, new types ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:365 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.27 inPublished:April 1, 2006Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306447584

ISBN - 13:9780306447587

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Introduction to Batteries and Safety: Batteries and Battery Processes. The Nature of Battery Hazards and Accidents. Fundamental Aspects of Battery Safety: Battery Leakage. Ruptures. Explosions. Thermal Runaway. Aqueous Electrolyte Batteries: Primay Batteries. Rechargeable Batteries. Lithium Batteries: Solid Cathode Lithium Systems. Lithium Thionyl Chloride. Lithium Sulfur Dioxide. Other Soluble Depolarizer Lithium Systems. Rechargeable Lithium Systems. High Temperature Systems. Accident Prevention: Safety Evaluations. Aqueous Electrolyte Batteries. Ambient Temperature Lithium Systems. Storage, Transportation, Disposal of Lithium Cells. Definitions and Abbreviations. Appendix. Index.