Battery Hazards and Accident Prevention / Edition 1

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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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Describes batteries and battery processes, and causes and prevention of accidents, for readers ranging from consumers to electronic designers to technical specialists. Covers battery structures and processes; the nature of battery hazards; battery leakage, ruptures, and explosions; types of aqueous electrolyte batteries and lithium batteries; accident prevention; and storage, transportation, and disposal of lithium cells. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306447587
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/1/1994
  • Edition description: 1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

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.

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