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Battery Hazards and Accident Prevention

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2006
ISBN: 9780306447587
Number Of Pages: 351

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This book is about how to avoid the accidents and injuries that may occur when batteries are abused or mishandled. It is the first book to deal specifically with this subject in a reasonably comprehensive manner accessible to readers ranging from regular consumers to technical specialists. Batteries and battery processes are described in sufficient detail to enable readers to understand why and how batteries cause accidents and what can be done to prevent them. Each year in the United States alone, thousands of individuals are injured by battery accidents, some of which are severely disabling. The tragedy is that such accidents need not occur. The book is intended to satisfy the needs of a varied group of readers: battery users in general, battery engineers, and designers of battery-operated equipment and consumer electronics. Since the book is a reference source of information on batteries and battery chemicals, we believe it may also be useful to those studying the environment as well as to medical personnel called upon to treat battery injuries. There are no prerequisites for an under- standing of the text other than an interest in batteries and their safe usage.

Introduction to Batteries and Safety
Batteries and Battery Processesp. 3
The Nature of Battery Hazards and Accidentsp. 23
Fundamental Aspects of Battery Safety
Battery Leakagep. 43
Rupturesp. 87
Explosionsp. 99
Thermal Runawayp. 113
Aqueous Electrolyte Batteries
Primary Batteriesp. 135
Rechargeable Batteriesp. 157
Lithium Batteries
Solid Cathode Lithium Systemsp. 189
Lithium/Thionyl Chloride Batteriesp. 211
Lithium/Sulfur Dioxide Batteriesp. 233
Other Soluble Depolarizer Lithium Systemsp. 249
Rechargeable Lithium Systemsp. 257
High-Temperature Systemsp. 273
Accident Prevention
Safety Evaluationp. 287
Aqueous Electrolyte Batteriesp. 299
Ambient Temperature Lithium Systemsp. 313
Storage, Transportation, and Disposal of Lithium Cellsp. 325
Definitions and Abbreviationsp. 333
Appendix: Specialty Batteriesp. 337
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9780306447587
ISBN-10: 0306447584
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 351
Published: 1st April 2006
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.65