Having already saved the lead battery industry six-figure sums, the same team of Dr Mike McDonagh, Mark Rigby and the Digatron engineers now begin the next phase of their project to improve the formation process.
Here, in the first part of a series, the team examines the fundamental mechanisms that lead to inefficiency in the formation process itself. The potential outcomes are further energy reductions and reduced process times leading to lower costs and higher productivity.
The formation process for lead-acid batteries consumes at least 50% of the total energy used by . . .