...The facility inventories incoming lithium battery waste. The waste is then stored in earth covered concrete storage bunkers. Residual electrical energy is removed from larger, more reactive batteries. If necessary the batteries
then begin Toxco’s patented cryogenic process and are cooled to -325°F.
Lithium, although normally explosively reactive at room temperature, is rendered relatively inert at this temperature. The batteries are then safely sheared/shredded and the materials are separated...lithium components are separated and converted to lithium carbonate for resale...