AbER Inno­va­ti­on

Fire pro­tec­tion in was­te manage­ment, dis­po­sal and recy­cling

Com­pa­nies in the field of was­te manage­ment, dis­po­sal and recy­cling have been incre­asing­ly affec­ted by major fire inci­dents in recent years. One of the main pro­blems is that, despi­te mee­ting the coll­ec­tion quo­tas for por­ta­ble bat­te­ries, a lar­ge num­ber of bat­te­ries end up dis­card­ed in the resi­du­al was­te, but also in mate­ri­al streams of light­weight or metal pack­a­ging at the end of their life cycle. Lithi­um-ion bat­te­ries in par­ti­cu­lar, which are cha­rac­te­ri­zed by their high ener­gy den­si­ty, pose a very high fire hazard. Tog­e­ther with the Chair of Was­te Recy­cling Tech­no­lo­gy and Was­te Manage­ment (AVAW), many fun­da­men­tal insights have alre­a­dy been gai­ned in the rese­arch pro­ject “BAT-SAFE”.In the FFG COIN pro­ject AbER inno­va­ti­on, under the direc­tion of the AVAW, an inno­va­ti­on net­work on fire pro­tec­tion for com­pa­nies in the field of was­te manage­ment, dis­po­sal and recy­cling (AbER) is being estab­lished in order to increase the level of inno­va­ti­on of the pro­ject part­ners through inten­si­ve inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry exch­an­ge of know-how. In the pro­ject, four pro­to­ty­pe pilot pro­jects are being car­ri­ed out and a best-prac­ti­ce cata­lo­gue for was­te manage­ment-spe­ci­fic fire pro­tec­tion manage­ment is being deve­lo­ped. At the Chair of Ther­mal Pro­ces­sing Tech­no­lo­gy, typi­cal was­te fires are being inves­ti­ga­ted. Fur­ther­mo­re, reac­tion para­me­ters are being deter­mi­ned in the fire safe­ty labo­ra­to­ry to obtain qua­li­ta­ti­ve state­ments for igni­ti­on pro­ces­ses and fire beha­viour of was­te mate­ri­al.

Publi­ca­ti­on: https://www.mdpi.com/2227–9717/9/1/49 or Pro­ces­ses | Free Full-Text | Lithi­um-Ion Bat­te­ries as Igni­ti­on Sources in Was­te Tre­at­ment Processes—A Semi-Quan­ti­ta­te Risk Ana­ly­sis and Assess­ment of Bat­tery-Cau­sed Was­te Fires (mdpi.com)

Cont­act: Micha­el Hohen­ber­ger