The recovery of metals from metal scrap has the advantage that it is easier and far less energy dependent than the production of primary lead from ores. Lead is a chalcophile metallic element forming several important minerals including galena PbS, angle site PbSO4, crosstie PbCO3 and minimum Pb3O4. Recycling lead is relatively simple and in most of the applications where lead is used, such as lead-acid batteries, it is possible to recover it for use over and over again.
The production of lead in India from primary sources accounts for nearly two thirds of the total lead production in the country whereas, the world over, the production from secondary smelters accounts for nearly 60% of the total production of lead. This facilitates the development of new technologies and ensures a high quality product.
Few Indian major players are as under
· Germania Batteries Pvt. Ltd.
· Goldstar Power Ltd.
· Greenvision Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
· H B L Power Systems Ltd.
· High Energy Batteries (India) Ltd.
· Kirloskar Batteries Pvt. Ltd.
· Livguard Batteries Pvt. Ltd.
· Nicco Batteries Ltd.