What Happens To My Old Car Battery?

May 31st, 2015
Q: I know that car batteries are pretty hazardous. What happens to them after they’re recycled? 
 
car battery replacement in floridaA: Yes, you’re right. Lead-acid batteries are composed of sulfuric acid and up to 20 pounds of lead, making them pretty nasty and dangerous to handle. The lead-acid battery was invented all the way back in 1859; when an electric current passes through the battery, its lead plates react with the acid, and that chemical reaction is how a charge is stored. As the battery discharges, the acid reacts with the lead, coating the plates with lead sulfate, which converts back to acid as the battery charges again.
 
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