SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Billions of alkaline batteries used every year are causing environmental harm due to greenhouse gases emitted during battery production, transportation, environmental effects of mining for battery materials, inefficient battery recycling methods and the disposal of battery waste into landfills, say experts at Batteroo Corporation.
Crafted from stainless steel at less than .1 millimeters thin, Batteriser is a reusable sleeve that slips on over new or most "used" batteries, and instantly taps into the up to 80 percent of remaining energy that is usually thrown away. Available for AA, AAA, C- and D-cell batteries, Batteriser has been tested and proven compatible on a variety of battery-operated home and office gadgets, including wireless keyboards, noise-canceling headphones, Xbox and Wii controllers, TV remote controls, walkie-talkies, digital scales, electronic toothbrushes, portable radios, flashlights and blood pressure monitors.
Every year, more than 15 billion batteries end up in landfills. By the time they reach this final destination, they have already created a significant carbon footprint. Greenhouse gas emissions from sourcing raw materials and factory production, in addition to the transportation of batteries to retail outlets around the world, result in potentially hazardous implications for the planet. Greenhouse gas emissions are a major environmental concern due to their potential effect on global climate change. Battery production and manufacturing was listed as a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in a 2010 study conducted by the California Department of Resources Recycling.
In addition to greenhouse gas emissions, another source of environmental harm comes from the mining of metals used in the production of disposable batteries. The environmental effect of mining is generations of chemical waste, excavation of the earth, and reduction of metallic resources, iron (steel), zinc and manganese in particular, that could be used for other much needed purposes.
Steel, zinc and manganese are not the only materials found in batteries. Batteries also contain potassium, graphite, copper, nickel, PVC, nylon and paper. Current recycling processes can only recover steel, zinc and manganese, with recycling technologies that vary depending on location affecting the percentage of material that is recoverable. Proven, cost-effective and safe recycling processes are not universally available for alkaline batteries. Additionally, many communities simply don't offer any means for collection or recycling of alkaline batteries, resulting in less than 2 percent of all batteries produced being recycled.
"The number of batteries that end up in landfills result in a significant impact on our planet and environment," said Batteroo cofounder Dr. Bob Roohparvar. "Sadly, significant number of disposable batteries end up in landfills with up to 80% of their energy remaining within them. If you line up all the disposable batteries that are thrown away each year, this would wrap around Earth 18.5 times every year! The easiest solution is to use fewer batteries. The Batteriser reduces and prevents environmental harm by increasing the lifespan of batteries, thus providing a solution where fewer batteries are produced and fewer batteries are thrown out in landfills." Additional information about how Batteroo is saving the world by saving battery life is Batteriser available at http://www.batteriser.com.
Batteroo Corporation is an innovator of intelligent power management and delivery systems (Batteriser). It is a sleeve that makes contact with the positive and negative ends of a common battery to access its untapped energy at a highly efficient regulated system voltage. Batteriser can extend the life of disposable alkaline batteries by up to 800 percent, saving consumers money and saving landfills from toxic battery waste which would result in soil contamination and a laundry list of negative environmental impacts. Batteriser has been tested and proven compatible on a variety of battery-operated home and office gadgets, including wireless keyboards, noise-cancelling headphones, Xbox and Wii controllers, TV remote controls, walkie-talkies, digital scales, electric toothbrushes, toys, portable radios, flashlights, and blood pressure monitors. The company was cofounded by Bob Roohparvar, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, who holds more than 20 patents in his 30-year career in power management, semiconductors, and consumer products, and Frankie Roohparvar, well known executive who holds more than 500 patents. For more information visit www.batteriser.com.