Zinc air cell assembly showing the components of a cell
The zinc air battery uses the oxygen in the air for its cathode reactant with a zinc slurry anode. The zinc air battery has 40 percent more energy than a lithium battery of the same size. It has twice the capacity of silver Oxide. It weighs about 1/3 less than a same size Silver Oxide battery. It is used for hearing aids, pagers and medical instruments.