In Japan, used batteries are collected as incombustible municipal waste, and the majority is landfilled. In 1983, it was determined that the used batteries in daily life contained mercury, and the fact the mercury-containing batteries, which were disposed of as waste raised fears of environmental mercury pollution.

Based on the 20-year experiment using large scale lysimeters filled with wastes and mercury-containing batteries, total mercury behavior was found to be extremely low. It was confirmed that the majority of mercury remained in the landfills.

Copyright: © IWWG International Waste Working Group
Quelle: Workshop H (Oktober 2007)
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Autor: Ryuji Yanase
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Ph.D. Yasushi Matsufuji

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