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QUESTION: Inquiry on lead acid battery recycling in Bangladesh - 19 Jul 2007 Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dear Sir,

I found that in our rural areas some business man is extracting lead from the Lead - Acid battery. The way they are using that is a pure harmful process.

This is also important to take care that this is their leavings so we cant stop them to do this but I want to know how or is there any cheap way they can use to collect the lead from the lead - acid battery as well as this will not effect adversely on the environment & the health of the workers/labors who are involving in this profession.

If you can give me any suggestion or any process which one is cheap so that could be used for this poor people.

Pls. let me know.

With thanks & regards AnZan



From: Anwarul Azim

To:The LEAD Group

Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 3:40 PM

Subject: Urgently need: Battery recycle plant

Dear Sir,

Here in Bangladesh we want to set up a very small battery recycle plant.

Usually the scrap lead - Acid battery is collected by the small business man & they break the shell with hammer & extract the lead plate, then they melt the whole lead plates prepare the ingots but as you know this process is injurious to atmosphere as well as an ancient process of extract the lead from battery.

Now we are planning to set up a small plant of around 1.0 ~ 1.5 ton of battery recycling. Where from we want to extract lead as well as the emission will not pollute the atmosphere & the collection of lead & others will be more easy and rapid.

Do you have any plant like this which one we can use to extract the lead. This plant should be cheap & compact.

Pls. let me know if you have any plant like these with picture & all the technical details & also the price quote.

Waiting for your reply

With thanks & regards

AnZan M.D. Light & Sound

Cell : +88 0152 33 42 32

Please send me all the mail C.C.: <>; "AnZan"<>



From: Anwarul Azim

To: Perry Gottesfeld

Cc: The LEAD Group

Sent: Tuesday, 31 July, 2007 4:21 PM

Subject: Re: Fw: inquiry on lead recycling

Dear Perry,

Thanks again. I am not afraid of collecting the scrap batteries. As I found that every day in our rural areas a total of 3 ~ 5 tons (If we includes other rural areas this figure will exceed at least 6 to 7 times) of lead are recycled/collected with a very ancient & harmful techniques. If at the very beginning we can do start with the most updated & environment safe & hazard free way, think we can collect the scrap batteries up to 10 tons to 15 tons per day. This not the battery mass rather the recycled lead mass.

Yes you are right, the most giant battery manufacturer will not be interested to do this & they usually collect the lead from the vendors & suppliers who usually collect the lead from the bullshit business man (About whom I already told you) so why they should be interested to recycle the scrap battery. Moreover the giant battery manufacturer have no activities or incentive programme for collecting the scrap battery where as in our country there are so many individuals who collect the scrap from home to home & pay for this & this group of people supply the scrap batteries to the smelters. Hope now you have got the image of the chain of scrap batteries collection & gatherings.

I don't like to introduce me as a business man. I am the owner of a very small firm where I actually do some R&D (Research & Development) type works.

If you are interested to install a recycle plant I can do a lot for you i.e. can provide space for recycle plant in my village. Can establish chain & supply of scrap batteries even can establish the buyer of recycled lead or you can use this lead if you think so.

I can assure you the cheap labour & many other issues i.e cheap operating cost, environmental & other certification and many more as required for this sort of plant.

Would you pls. let me know what is the volume, comfortable for establishing a recycle plant.

Waiting for your reply

With thanks & regards



Light & Sound

Cell : +88 0152 33 42 32

Please send me all the mail C.C.: <>; "AnZan"<>


From: Anwarul Azim

To: The LEAD Group

Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 5:38 PM

Subject: Re: Urgently need: Battery recycle plant

Dear Elizabeth,

Thanks a lot for your reply. You know that at the very beginning I was in hunt of the plat & that was upon the request of some local buyer & also my realization was that this sort of plant is a must for this country but the most upsetting issue is that so far the searching was for plant development in my own country but that is not up to mark. After some days the manufacturing companies requested me can I do any kind of marketing & related tasks on behalf of those companies at last I agreed & now I not only do represent those companies in the Asia but also if any query from "America" or "Europe" I usually provide the primary information & also the technical information.

Before to provide the customer the best price & plant spec. I used to need to know the client plan about the plant, location, available space, the neighbourhood, water surface & many issue...

If the client agree with my quote value then I request the client to issue a work order & then the mother company sign the final papers with my client.

Actually the details here I described as the manufacturer used to not deal with the end user & the mother organizations instructed me to complete strictly the deal with the client up to that & the mother organization will only complete the final deed when everything is ok with the client.

Any way if you want to know about the plant details I will let you know in details latter but the only path is the client has to connect with for any kind of enquiry. For your information I can say I represent the two companies,

  1. One is of Switzerland

  2. Another one is of GB technology

Pls. don't hesitate to tell the client about me, be sure I can serve them with world class service.

As till now I have now web page so if the client connect me & could be settled on then the dedicated page links will be disclose for the clients to get access & fill the information...

You can give the my e-mail address to the companies or individuals who want to set up the plant.

Waiting for your reply..

With thanks & regards


Cell: +88 01552 33 42 32

ANSWER: Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 5:26 AM



Dear Mr. AnZan

Our colleagues at the Lead Group in Australia forwarded your request for information on lead battery recycling plants. We are a U.S. based NGO working in India to improve the lead battery manufacturing and recycling industries through an environmental certification program. For additional information see our web site at:

As for your interest in recycling, we can tell you that it is not feasible to have environmentally-sound recycling plant on such a small scale as you proposed. Recycling plants require a much greater capacity than what you mentioned to achieve the desired efficiency and to have adequate pollution control equipment. Unfortunately in Bangladesh and most other developing countries there is no battery collection system that would guarantee you the supply of lead batteries in a sufficient quantity to justify the much larger investment needed for a larger plant.

We are trying to address this problem through our certification by having battery manufacturers take back used batteries for proper recycling. We are considering extending our program to Bangladesh at some point in the future and we will keep you informed. Please let us know if you require further information.


Perry Gottesfeld

Executive Director

OK International

220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1027

San Francisco, CA 94104 USA




From: Roche, Michael MT


Cc: The LEAD Group ; ;

Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 8:40 AM

Subject: RE: Urgently need: Battery recycle plant

Dear AnZan,

There is NO cheap and compact way to recycle ULAB and remain environmentally friendly - that is why we try to persuade people to collect the ULAB and ship or export them to an ESM Smelter.

However, one of the better value for money in new and environmentally sound smelting equipment, including all the environmental controls is from Dross Engineering - see their website at



From: "Dilbagh Sabherwal" <>

To: <The LEAD GRoup>

Cc: <>

Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 4:40 PM

Subject: Re: Fw: Urgently need: Battery recycle plant

Dear Sir,

Thanks for your enquiry. I have attached the quotation offer and there can be negotiations on the offer price once we get to see your seriousness in our Plant and Equipment.

Its an 100% eco friendly/air pollution free plant all the lead plants as well as air pollution control equipments supplied by us have been passed by all the pollution control boards as well as ministry of environment on merit basis of our sophisticated technology of international standards. In regards to the battery breaking technology we don’t manufacture it and the quotation we have offered you is for recycling 150 to 175 tons of battery scrap per month and recycling less then 100 tons of scrap a month is not viable economically and not advisable, this plant would be cost-effective and efficient in terms of operations.

Look forward to hear from you.

Thanks and Best Regards

For Aaubair Metchem Engineering

Head Office - INDIA

Tarun Sabherwal





From: The LEAD Group

To: ; ;

Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 11:07 AM

Subject: Re: Urgently need: Battery recycle plant

Dear AnZan,

since you wrote to us, we have had similar inquiries to yours and now I wonder if you would be so kind as to tell me if you were successful in finding the equipment to make your small lead acid battery recycling plant? Are you able to recommend the equipment that you did buy? If so, I would very much appreciate it if you would let me know so that if anyone asks about it again, I can give them a good answer.

Thanking you kindly in anticipation of your reply

Yours Sincerely

Elizabeth O’Brien



From: The LEAD Group

To: Anwarul Azim

Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 5:27 PM

Subject: Re: Urgently need: Battery recycle plant

Dear AnZan,

thanks for your detailed reply. I will certainly tell anyone wishing to set up a lead acid battery recycling plant in Asia about you and give them your email address and phone number.



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