KnE Social Sciences | 3rd UNJ International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training 2018 (3rd ICTVET 2018) | pages: 681–689

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1. Introduction

The battery which is a power supply component in motor vehicles until now its main component is still from lead metal (Pb) and there is no alternative that can replace it. There are two types of accumulators namely wet accumulators and dry accumulators that have different energy storage strengths. Wet accumulator consists of tin plates (PbO) which are inserted into sulfuric acid solution (H2SO4) and then the tin plates are connected to direct current electric power (DC), the properties will change immediately. One of the plates will be dark brown, which is due to the formation of periokside lead (PbO2). The other plate will be light gray due to the formation of pure tin on the plate (Pb). In the dry accumulator the active ingredients of the positive plates consist of superoxyde-nickel (NiO2) and negative plate containing iron (Fe) [1]

Recycled solid waste batteries have physical properties in the form of chunks, fine grains such as blackish dust. Based on the test results of the Jakarta State University Concrete Laboratory, the recycling of solid waste batteries has a specific gravity of 2.94 g / ml. Furthermore, the results of TCLP Laboratory testing of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the recycling of used batteries in the Pb, Hg and Zn test parameters are still below TCLP PP No. 101 of 2014, so that recycled solid waste will meet environmental quality standards in terms of the content of heavy metals that are harmful to the environment. Therefore, the utilization of recycled solid waste batteries needs to be studied to determine the performance of waste as an aggregate substitution in the manufacture of concrete, especially in compressive strength.)

Concrete is one of the construction materials that continues to experience development, both in terms of concrete-forming materials and methods of implementation, along with the increasing use of concrete in the construction industry, the more changes or replacement of concrete or concrete modification materials are expected to improve quality concrete and can reduce environmental problems. With the height of BJ used battery waste 2.94 gr / ml and not including B3 waste type, also containing Pb metal, a research was carried out " Analysis Compressive Strength of Solid Waste Recycling Battery as a Partially Replacing Sand in Concrete "

2. Methods and Equipment


This research method is experimental. The specimens used were concrete from used battery waste as a substitute for some sand with a percentage of waste by 10%, 12.5% and 15%. Where testing is done is the value of concrete compressive strength at the age of 28 and 56 days.

The processing of used battery waste used is the result of sand grain gradation analysis with a standard sieve for concrete products, the recycled solid waste sand passes the number 4 sieve standard with a 4.75 mm sieve hole. The recycled solid waste of the battery is included in zone II, which is rather fine sand. While the results of the specific gravity test are 2.94 g / ml. Sand grain grain size analysis according to SNI 3423: 2008

Figure 1

Process of waste sieving.


Examination of chemical elements in the sample of recycled solid waste batteries was carried out at the Fire University, Jakarta Engineering and Material Research Laboratory. From the results of the examination of the content of compounds in solid waste, the largest content of the content include CO2, Na2O, and Fe2O3. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is commonly used as a work material in fire fighting systems because of the nature of carbon dioxide that will not burn or support combustion. Ferric oxide (Fe2O3) has properties that are not easily soluble in water and are not flammable.

Sodium oxide (Na2O) solubility in water reacts to form NaOH and can be corrosive. Non-flammable but increases the burning of other substances.

Table 1

Result of Solid Waste Recycling Battery Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).

No. Chemical Composition Content (%)
1 CO 2 36,76
2 Fe 2 O 3 21,59
3 SiO 2 2,48
4 Al 2 O 3 0,72
5 CaO 1,73
6 SO 3 12,98
7 Na 2 O 23,30
8 Cr 2 O 3 0,02
9 SnO 0,42
Reference : Fire Research Laboratory, Material & Safety Engineering Jakarta State University, 2017

Subsequent testing is carried out to determine the harmful chemical elements that can / easily dissolve. This TCLP test can be used to determine the value of elements and chemical compounds that are harmful to human life. TCLP standardization and TCLP results are determined by the government in Government Regulation No. 101 of 2014. The test results in table 2 show that waste is identified as B3 category 2 waste. In category 2, if the waste has pollutant concentration equal to or less than TCLP-A and more large from TCLP-B as stated in Attachment III of PP No. 101 of 2014.

Table 2

Results of Battery Recycling Waste Samples.

No. Parameter Unit Analysis Method Quality standards Analysis Results
Logam TCLP
1 Timbal, Pb mg/L AAS 0,5 0,71
2 Merkuri, Hg mg/L AAS 0,05 < 0,0002
3 Zink, Zn mg/L AAS 50 < 0,05
Source: Results of the Research Center for Quality Research and Environmental Laboratory (P3KL2), Ministry of Environment and Forestry, 2017.

From TCLP test results, it can be concluded that recycled solid waste batteries meet environmental quality standards in terms of the content of heavy metals that are harmful to the environment in accordance with Government Regulation No. 101 of 2014. Thus, in terms of their chemical composition, recycling batteries fulfill the requirements for use as substitutes. concrete making aggregate.


The process of making concrete waste of this battery can be seen in the picture [1,2] and the process of maintenance and testing can be seen in the picture [3]

Figure 2

The process of making test specimens until slump testing.

Figure 3

Concrete maintenance process and concrete compressive strength testing.


3. Results


Slump testing is carried out on fresh concrete. Slump test is carried out immediately after mixing the concrete constituent materials, before printing the test object. The planned slump is 12 + 2. The slump test results on fresh concrete in accordance with the plan, can be seen in Figure 4.

Figure 4

Slump value.


The results shown in Figure 4 show that the slump test value diagram decreases along with the addition of a variety of solid waste batteries in the concrete mixture. Decreasing the slump value will make the mixture more dense which affects workability. This is thought to be due to the initial nature of the solid waste of the battery which when reacted with water will bind water, so that the water that was originally planned to produce a blended mixture decreases in number due to the aggressiveness of the waste in terms of absorbing water.

Concrete weight

Weighing the weight of the concrete contents is done after the concrete hardens and goes through the curing stage, then is removed and cleaned from dirt and dried. The following are the results of the weight of concrete content of 28 days for cylindrical volume with a diameter of 10 cm and a height of 20 cm, can be seen in Table 3.

Table 3

Results of Concrete Content Weight.

Sample Concrete Weight Results (kg)
Accumulated Solid Waste Level
0% 10% 12,5% 15%
1 3,35 3,38 3,42 3,47
2 3,29 3,44 3,49 3,45
3 3,33 3,36 3,41 3,49
Average 3,32 3,39 3,44 3,47

Compressive strength

Diagram of concrete compressive strength testing with a variety of solid waste batteries can be seen in Table 4.

Table 4

Average Compressive Strength Chart of Concrete aged 28 days.

From table 4, it is found that the optimum compressive strength of 28 days is at a percentage of 15% with an average compressive strength of 8.9 MPa and the smallest percentage at 10%, which is an average compressive strength of 7.29 MPa. none of them produced close to 20 MPa, all the test results under the concrete quality of the 20 MPa plan.

Table 5

Average Compressive Strength Chart of Concrete aged 56 days.

Sample Compressive Strength (MPa)
0% 10% 12,5% 15%
1 10.83 22.93 22.29 18.47
2 12.74 19.75 29.30 18.47
3 3.82 23.57 25.48 18.47
Average 9.13 22.08 25.69 18.47
Source: Processed Data 2018

In the 56-day-old concrete, the compressive strength increased due to the increase in the variety of solid waste of the battery. In the control concrete, the average compressive strength is 9.13 MPa, while concrete using solid waste of the battery is seen to increase. At a composition of 10%, the average compressive strength was 22.08 MPa, up 141.85% from concrete dick, as well as the composition of 12.5% which experienced an increase of 181.5% from the control concrete and 15% composition which decreased up to 18.47 MPa from control concrete. The value of the optimum compressive strength produced is 25.69 MPa from a variation of 12.5%.

The maximum compressive strength (meeting the compressive strength of the plan is 20 MPa) when the concrete life of 28 days has not been fulfilled. After 56 days of concrete treatment, meet the compressive strength of the plan. This is influenced by the porosity of the concrete. Porous concrete will be weaker because the porosity of concrete is determined by the ratio of water and cement in the mixture [4,5] It is assumed that compressive strength is not achieved due to slag absorbing a lot of water which causes the FAS value to decrease. The compressive strength value of concrete can also be influenced by the type of cement, the humidity condition of the air during the maintenance period of the test specimen, and the compacting of less than maximum specimens.

Figure 5

Correlation of Slump Value with Concrete Press Strength.


Based on Figure 5, it is shown in the graph that the greater the addition of variations in solid waste affects the slump value, the slump value tends to decrease in each additional variation of solid waste batteries. Allegedly because of the initial nature of solid waste batteries that bind water so that the concrete slump decreases with the addition of the composition.

Concrete with less water content will make the mixture uneven and even difficult to print [5] However, the addition of waste is quite influential on the cement sand compressive strength, presumably because the presence of Pb metal in recycled waste batteries in the form of slag can be solidified in cement sand media and will result in increased cement sand strength [1]

4. Discussion

Based on the results of the study and the discussion that has been carried out concluded that the recycling of solid waste (slag) batteries can be used as a substitute for some of the sand in a concrete mixture. Test results of concrete compressive strength with slag mixture can increase concrete compressive strength at 28 days. The highest concrete test results with slag are at a variation of 15%, which is equal to 8.9 MPa. Different things on testing the compressive strength of concrete with slag mixtures on concrete 56 days old. The highest concrete test results with slag are at 12.5% variation, which is 25.69 MPa.

5. Conclusion

It can be concluded that the results shown in the diagram above that with the addition of the composition of recycled solid waste the battery will increase the compressive strength of the concrete. It is suspected that due to the initial nature of solid waste batteries which are reacted with water produce a mixture that is more sticky than the mixture of sand with water but not as sticky as a mixture of cement and water, so as to increase the compressive strength of concrete due to increased adhesion between constituent aggregates


This research work was supported by Research grant from Jakarta State University.


The authors would like to thank their colleague for their contribution and support to the research. They are also to thank the technicians of the Material Testing Laboratory on Civil Engineering Program, Engineering Faculty, State University of Jakarta. And, thankful to all the reviewers who gave their valuable inputs to the manuscript and helped in completing the paper.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.



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