Precaution of Capacitor Disposal
- Disposal of Capacitors
Capacitor waste is categorized as industrial waste.
When disposing of capacitors, local government regulations should be strictly observed.
Licensed industrial waste processing plants or companies should be utilized for disposal in a landfill or incineration. Please consult with a local organization for the proper disposal of industrial waste.
Producers of industrial waste are responsible for taking necessary action to ensure that the waste is properly disposed of until the final disposal is completed. (Principle: Waste-Discharging Enterprise Shall Bear Responsibility for Waste Disposal)
In order to prevent unauthorized resale, we recommend adding a sufficient number of scratches or crushing the capacitor before handing over to an industrial waste disposal company.
When processing, wear protective gear and take care to prevent the electrolyte from splashing and/or adhering to the human body.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is often used in the sleeve of capacitors. When capacitors are incinerated as industrial waste, incinerate at a temperature above 800°C
Burning of organic compounds like PVC at lower temperatures may generate poisonous gases such as chlorine gas.
Make holes or crush the capacitor before it is incinerated at high temperature to prevent explosion of the capacitor. When drilling or crushing the capacitor, take care to prevent the electrolyte from splashing and/or adhering to the human body.
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