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The Rising Problem of Old Batteries 2018-03-1383829

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From cell phones and laptop computers to cars, trains, even airplanes, batteries are everywhere.“But their life is not unlimited,” says Anand Bhatt from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organization.
从手机和笔记本电脑到汽车、火车,甚至飞机,电池无处不在。“但是它们的使用寿命并不是无限的,”澳大利亚联邦科学和工业组织的阿南德·巴特如是说。
“We are gonna have very large volumes of batteries which will end up in landfill.And that’s when the environmental problems will start.”
我们会有大批量的电池,而最终这些电池会出现在垃圾填埋场,这也是开始出现环境问题的时候。
The most recycled are classic lead acid car batteries, up to 90 percent.While many others are simply thrown away, contaminating soil and water with highly toxic heavy metals.Recycling old electronics is a growing business.As demand grows for heavy metals essential for manufacture of lithium-ion batteries,companies such as Neometals from the Australian city of Perth see economic value in collecting and recycling their own rechargeable batteries.Chris Reed of Neometals explains.
传统的车用铅酸蓄电池回收率最高,可达百分之九十。然而很多其他种类的电池就被简单的丢掉了,电池里的重金属有剧毒,会污染土壤和水源。回收旧电子产品是一个日益增长的产业。随着对锂离子电池生产至关重要的重金属的需求不断增长,来自澳大利亚珀斯市的Neometals等公司看到了收集和回收自身可充电电池的经济价值。Neometals的克里斯·里德解释道。
“We are producing the lithium units and then recycling.We are taking them back at the end product unscrewing the ake recovering the variables.”
我们生产锂电池然后对它们进行循环利用,把电池恢复到最终产品阶段,拧开微元件恢复可变量。
The decline of a rechargeable batteries capacity is a gradual process,at some point it can no longer power an energy intensive device like this electric motor cycle.But it can still be used to store electricity.Alternative power enthusiast and owner of an electric scooter Chris Jones says,old rechargeable batteries can still hold as much as 80 percent of their power.
充电电池容量的下降是一个渐进的过程,在某种程度上,它不能再为像电动摩托车这样的能量密集型设备供电。但它仍然可以用来储存电力。作为一名新能源发烧友和电动摩托车的拥有者克里斯·琼斯说,旧的可充电电池仍然可以拥有高达80%的电力。
“These are repurposed lithium-ion batteries from electric scooters.Now I’m going to be using them to power my home,on charging these up with solar panels on the roof of my shed and going to be able to charge my scooter at night.”
这些再利用的锂电池都是在电动摩托上替换下来的旧电池。现在我要用它们为我家供电,通过屋顶上的太阳能电池板为它们充电,晚上就能用这些电池给我的摩托车充电了。
As the number of electric vehicles the rapidly increases,enthusiasts hope it will not be long before companies start repurposing still active rechargeable batteries before throwing them into the recycle bin.
随着电动汽车数量的迅速增长,发烧友们希望不久的将来有关公司能对可以充电的电池重复利用,而不是把它们扔进可回收的垃圾箱。
George Putic VOA News.
VOA记者乔治采访报道。

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