I have a couple of battered old car batteries. There is no local scrap dealer that will take them so I was wondering if it would be possible to extract the lead myself
I have several old car batteries around the property and I was thinking I. Besides acid and plastic, there's lead (with about 10% antimony and .
It develops voltage from the chemical reaction produced when two unlike materials, such as the positive and negative plates, are immersed in the electrolyte, a solution of sulfuric acid and water. In a typical lead battery, the voltage is approximately two volts per cell, for a total of 12 volts.
This profile is limited to lead-acid batteries used by motor vehicles. A lead-acid battery consists of a polypropylene casing; lead terminals and positive and negative internal plates; lead oxide; electrolyte, a dilute solution of sulfuric acid and water; and plastic separators made of a porous synthetic material.