Battery manufacturing encompasses the production of portable electric power sources where part or all of the fuel is contained within the unit and electric power is generated directly from a chemical reaction. There are three key pieces of a batteries cell, These include an anode, cathode, and electrolyte—plus mechanical and conducting parts such as case, separator, or contacts. Production includes electrode manufacture of anodes and cathodes, and associated operations necessary to manufacture a battery. This industry is exploding with new discoveries of high capacity batteries, specifically used in the automotive field. With more regulations on car emissions, electric vehicles are becoming a thing of the future. The demand for these vehicles is increasing every day and the production of high capacity batteries comes with it. This increase in production brings along an even bigger need for water treatment.
Water is used in nearly every step in the manufacturing of battery components. It is used to prepare reactive materials and electrolytes, in depositing materials on supporting electrode structures, in charging electrodes and removing impurities, and in cleaning the complete cells along with production equipment and manufacturing areas. Wastewater is created from a variety of process within the plants, including cooling, washing of areas, and rinsing of products. This waste water can collect a variety of pollutants containing cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, cyanide, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, oil and grease, silver and zinc. All of which are difficult to remove from water sources.
Winners has devoted years into researching and developing technologies that can be used in combating the pollutants that mix with water in steps all along the board in battery manufacturing. Processes such as micro-foculation, lead removal technology, and a variety of special separation membranes are all apart of Winners arsenal in fighting the wastewater of the battery manufacturing industry.