They power our cars, our flashlights, our cellphones and laptops; our curling irons, pacemakers, hearing aids, forklifts, riding toys and golf carts. They are batteries, the ubiquitous workhorses of the Modern World.
Every year, more than 3 billion of them are thrown away and billions more are purchased. According to Luxe Research, global sales of batteries topped $100 billion in 2018. If projections hold they will exceed $400 billion by 2020!
So what are batteries?
Where do they come from and where are they headed?
Essentially, batteries are storage devices. They have two poles, positive and negative, and an electrolyte. The electrolyte is a material, invariably metallic, that stores energy and separates the poles. Batteries come in all shapes and sizes, and are classified in terms of their useful life. Primary batteries,think dry cell (C, D, AA, AAA), cannot be recharged and must be disposed of when they are depleted. On the other hand, secondary batteries can be recharged again and again, dramatically increasing their utility.
Demand for the latter has soared in recent years as prices have declined. Today, they are found in everything from electric vehicles and power tools to bathroom scales and vape pens. Although there are many kinds of secondary batteries, differing only in terms of their chemistry, the lithium-ion is the best known and the most widely used.
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