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Battery Hazards and Accident Prevention

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ISBN-10: 0306447584

ISBN-13: 9780306447587

Edition: 1994

Authors: S. C. Levy, P. Bro

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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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Book details

Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 4/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 351
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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