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Earth Science Pb

Earth Science Pb

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  • 1. EARTH SCIENCE GRADES 7-12
    • MINERALS
    • PERIODIC TABLE
    • WORLD ECONOMY
    • RECYCLING
  • 2. NAME THAT POISON GALENA ANCIENT CHALICE FUEL PRE 1967 BATTERY COMPUTERS
    • paint
  • 3. Pb
  • 4. AN ELEMENT IN THE PERIODIC TABLE
  • 5. post-transition metal
  • 6. Some Basics
    • Lead
      • IT IS AN ELEMENT (Pb) (LEAD)
      • COMMONLY USED IN MANY APPLICATIONSFOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS (FALL OF ROMAN EMPIRE)
      • SOFT, EASY TO WORK WITH AND SMELT
      • HIGHLY RESISTANT TO CORROSION
      • BATTERIES CONTAIN THE MOST LEAD TODAY
  • 7. TODAYS WORLD OF BATTERIES
    • Lead Acid Battery
      • INVENTED IN 1859 BY FRENCH PHYSICIST GASTON PLANTE’
      • CONSISTS OF LEAD PLATES, SULFURIC ACID AND PLASTIC
      • SLOWLY BEING REPLACED BY LITHIUM BATTERIES
  • 8. WHERE DO OLD BATTERIES GO TO DIE?
    • LANDFILLS!
    • GARAGES!
    • CHINA & MEXICO!
    • U.S. RECYCLERS!!
  • 9. LEAD AND BATTERIES ARE RECYCLED…………..
    • 75% OF OLD CAR / TRUCK AND FORKLIFT BATTERIES ARE RECYCLED
    • PLASTIC IS USED FOR NEW BATTERIES
    • ACID IS USED TO MAKE SODIUM SULFATE (USED AS A FILLER IN DETERGENTS)
    • LEAD (Pb) IS SOLD TO BATTERY MAKERS
  • 10. LEAD AND THE WORLD ECONOMY
    • LEAD =MONEY
    • GREEN / RECYCLING = MONEY
    • RECYCLING MEANS THOUSANDS OF JOBS
  • 11. REFINERIES AND SMELTERS
    • APPROXIMATELY 8-10 STILL IN THE USA
    • NEW REFINERIES ARE NOW BEING BUILT IN MEXICO???
    • THEY REFINE MILLIONS OF TONS OF LEAD PER YEAR
    • LEAD SELLS FOR UP TO $1.50 PER POUND. 2000 LBS IN A TON.
  • 12. SMELTING AND REFINING
  • 13. SMELTING AND REFINING LEAD
    • VIDEO CLIP
  • 14. QUIZ
    • WHICH IS THE SYMBOL FOR LEAD? Hg, H2O, Be, Pb?
    • WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT LEAD IN THE NEWS LATELY?
    • IS RECYCLING LEAD A GOOD PROCESS? WHY?
    • DO YOU KNOW WHERE ANY LOCAL REFINERIES & SMELTERS ARE LOCATED?
  • 15. THANKS FOR THE HELP
    • http://www.webelements.com/
    • http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/industrials/ecu-silver-updates-progress-oxide-plant/
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-transition_metal
    • http://www.chem4kids.com/files/elem_pertable.html
    • REVERE SMELTING AND REFINING CORP.