THE DETERMINATION OF CYANIDE IN THE PRESENCE OF ACETONITRILE DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS IN LITHIUM SULPHUR DIOXIDE BATTERIES. PHASE 1 - FINAL REPORT

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Authors
  1. Whyte, J.C.
Corporate Authors
Farrington Lockwood Co Ltd, Kanata ONT (CAN);Chief of Research and Development, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Air Vehicle Research Section
Abstract
Although a number of approaches to lithium-sulphur dioxide cell/battery disposal are presently being employed, little reliable information exists on the contents of a cell or battery after it has been discharged. Without such information, it is impossible to make informed choices about the most cost-effective, environmentally-responsible method for disposal of these batteries. The contract (W8477-1-SC14) involved four phases of activities: (i) the development of a reliable cyanide method for the analysis of lithium-sulphur dioxide cells, (ii) screening samples for other acetonitrile decomposition products, (iii) the investigation of conditions which lead to the decomposition of acetonitrile in the lithium-sulphur dioxide electrolyte, and (iv) the assessment of the potential environmental hazard of the major breakdown products. The documents summarizes information obtained during the Phase 1 literature review which focused on methods for the analysis of cyanide and other suspected acetonitrile decomposition products.
Keywords
Lithium Sulphur Dioxide Batteries;Metal cyanides
Date of publication
01 Jul 1992
Number of Pages
24
DSTKIM No
96-00750
CANDIS No
154314
Format(s):
Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Hardcopy

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