In the third part of his ongoing series on lead manufacturing back to basics Michael McDonagh reviews the technology commonly used to make battery grids.
There have been many attempts by alchemists throughout the ages to turn lead into gold. Whilst we now understand why that was not possible, battery technologists still persist in attempting to change the natural properties of metallic lead into that of a different chemical species. Far from the romantic notion of transforming something dull and uninteresting into a glittering thing of beauty, we have to content ourselves with a much more mundane . . .