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  Catalytic converter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A catalytic converter (colloquially, "cat" or "catcon") is a device used to reduce the toxicity of emissions from an internal combustion engine.
In that case, the converter's two oxidizing reactions (oxidation of CO and hydrocarbons) are favoured, at the expense of the reducing reaction.
Catalytic converters become ineffective in the presence of lead due to catalyst poisoning.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Catalytic_converter   (3380 words)

 Catalytic Converter
Engineers estimate that during the last 11 years 130 million catalytic converters used in the U.S. have eliminated automotive pollutants that-if unchecked and unabated-could have covered the country with a toxic blanket of carbon monoxide more than 500 feet deep.
Catalytic converters typically consist of a ceramic or metal honeycombed monolith substrate that carries precious metal catalysts.
A catalytic converter is not a stand-alone cure-all for emissions control.
www.catalyticconverter.org   (493 words)

 Catalytic Converter Care
A catalytic converter is a device which chemically converts harmful exhaust gases, produced by the internal combustion engine, into harmless carbon dioxide and water vapor.
The converter was developed to meet stringent emission reduction levels as set forth by the Federal ERA and California Air Resources Board.
This is not the problem of the converter itself, but the result of a problem with the fuel system or ignition that allows unburned fuel to pass through the engine to the converter.
www.catalyticconverter.org /care/index.htm   (600 words)

 Catalysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Research into catalysis is a major field in applied science, and involves many fields of chemistry, notably in organometallic chemistry, and physics.
Catalysis is important in many aspects of environmental science, from the catalytic converter in automobiles to the causes of the ozone hole.
Catalytic converters made from platinum and rhodium break down some of the more harmful byproducts of automobile exhaust.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Catalytic   (319 words)

 Jeep Catalytic Converter - Catalytic Converters - Partstrain.com
A catalytic converter is a part of your vehicle’s engine exhaust system that is designed to reduce the harmful compounds in vehicle emissions, namely: carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides.
Catalytic converters are made up of two different catalysts: a reduction catalyst and an oxidation catalyst.
Stock Jeep catalytic converters are also guaranteed to be less restrictive so as not to affect the off-road performance of their vehicles.
www.partstrain.com /ShopByDepartment/Catalytic_Converter/JEEP   (518 words)

 The Catalytic Converter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The catalytic converter is one of the most durable and reliable parts in an entire motor vehicle system.
Unless the converter has sustained direct physical damage, its failure is usually the sign of an engine problem that should be corrected to prevent the new converter from breaking down within a relatively short period of time.
The catalytic converter may heat up until the internal temperature is higher than the melting point of the catalytic ceramic, and at this point it will begin to melt.
www.global4autoparts.com /DIY/catalytic_converter.htm   (781 words)

 Catalytic Converter News
A catalytic converter takes the carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons that are given off as waste from the combustion of gasoline in the car's engine and converts them into water and carbon dioxide gas.
The catalytic converter is installed in the exhaust line, between the exhaust manifold and the muffler, and makes use of chemicals that act as a catalyst.
But during the first 90 seconds, while the catalytic converter has not reached optimum operating condition and maximum conversion efficiency, up to 70 percent of the total air pollutants discharged during a normal driving cycle are exhausted to the atmosphere.
www.discountconverter.com /news   (774 words)

 Catalytic Converter - Catalytic Converters - Partstrain.com
The catalytic converter is an emission-control product that ensures that the exhaust coming out of your vehicle is safe from harmful substances like hydrocarbons and other harmful byproducts of your engine’s combustion process.
The reduction catalyst converts the nitrogen oxides into harmless emissions while the oxidation catalyst burns out the hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide, all of which are byproducts of gas or fuel combustion.
Our catalytic converters are guaranteed to have passed the highest emission tests and would surely emit a clean and safe air.
www.partstrain.com /ShopByDepartment/Catalytic_Converter   (462 words)

 Catalytic Converter Information
Today's catalytic converters do their jobs very well which is to virtually eliminate carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrous oxide., and this is in direct correlation with the amount of platinum group metals that are within the catalytic converter itself.
Catalytic converters only works properly when it is heated to approximately to 700 Fahrenheit, which is why a car will produce 80 percent of its pollution in the first three minutes after it is started.
There are Oxygen sensor place before and after a catalytic converter that work in tandem with your on board computer and if either of these are defective then the converter will not work properly usually from to rich of a mixture from you engine.
www.catalytic-converter-info.com   (382 words)

 Porsche Catalytic Converter at Drivewire.com
The Porsche catalytic converter closely resembles a muffler in appearance and is located in the exhaust system typically towards the front of the vehicle.
The Porsche catalytic converter outer shell is made up of stainless steel and the inner workings of the catalytic converter contain a catalyst made from a noble metal such as platinum, palladium or rhodium.
Porsche catalytic converters become ineffective in the presence of lead, and the introduction of catalytic converters triggered the end of leaded gasoline.
www.drivewire.com /porscheparts/catalyticconverter.html   (537 words)

 Catalytic Converter: Learn about Catalytic Converter Problems- Meineke
The law requires you to have a catalytic converter on your vehicle.
The best way to determine if the catalytic converter has failed is by testing the exhaust with testing procedures like those used in state and local inspection programs.
However, without an OBD detection, the driver could be faced with an expensive catalytic converter repair in addition to the spark plug repair.
www.meineke.com /services/catalytic.asp   (835 words)

 Catalytic Converter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But don’t worry: The catalytic convertor has vastly improved since the early days of the pellet converter, and a modern catalytic converter generally lasts six or more years before replacement is necessary.
Stock replacement catalytic converter units are readily available from aftermarket companies, and high flow catalytic convertor units can even be purchased for many vehicles.
So while the catalytic converter was a real pain in the early days, time and technology have worked together so that the modern catalytic convertor allows us to smoke our tires without smoking the environment in the process.
www.catalyticcarcenter.com   (307 words)

 Fuels and Society The Catalytic Converter
GM’s proactive position on lead and catalytic converters should be seen in the context of the many pressures on the auto industry in the 1960s and 70s.
Catalytic converters were not introduced to reduce lead, as is sometimes suggested.
You review catalytic converter chemistry next, or go on to the lead phase-out, that accompanied and was triggered by the introduction of the catalytic converter.
chemcases.com /converter/converter-19.htm   (765 words)

 Exhaust: Catalytic Converter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The similarity with a muffler ends there as catalytic converters contain a catalyst made from a noble metal such as platinum, palladium or rhodium.
Purpose: Using its internal catalyst, a catalytic converter's job is to greatly reduce the level of harmful emissions in a car's exhaust.
The converter uses fuel and oxygen to "light off" its internal catalyst, which consumes a large portion of the gases flowing through the converter.
www.carcarecouncil.org /Exhaust/catalytic_converter.shtml   (318 words)

 Volkswagen Catalytic Converter: Emission Control Device That Lessens Air Pollution Problem
Catalytic converters such as the Volkswagen catalytic converter is a device responsible for providing an environment for a chemical reaction where unburned chemicals takes its final combustion using platinum and rhodium as catalysts.
Catalytic converters looks like mufflers, and are located in the exhaust system just ahead of the latter.
Inside the converters are pellets or a honeycomb made of platinum or palladium which is used as catalysts that speed up chemical process.
www.innerauto.com /Volkswagen_Parts/Volkswagen_Catalytic_Converters   (358 words)

 Catalytic Converter - how it works
The catalytic converter does a great job of reducing pollution, but there is room for improvement.
One of the catalytic converter's biggest shortcomings is that it only works at a fairly high temperature.
This means that hotter exhaust gases reach the converter and it heats up faster, but this may also reduce the life of the converter by exposing it to extremely high temperatures.
www.fordscorpio.co.uk /cats.htm   (1234 words)

 Catalytic Converters
As exhaust gasses pass through the catalyst a chemical reaction occurs which converts carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOCs, including hydrocarbons) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) to less harmful compounds (water, nitrogen and carbon dioxide).
Devises to pre-warm the catalyst are being developed which improve the overall performance of catalytic converters.
The use of catalytic converters leads to a dramatic reduction in the emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides.
www.ace.mmu.ac.uk /eae/Air_Quality/Older/Catalytic_Converters.html   (226 words)

 Catalytic Converter
In order to control automotive emissions, reduce carbon monoxide, smog, and other toxic compounds catalytic converters began to be used on cars in the 1970's.
Catalysts inside of our catalytic converters are precious metals such as platinum, palladium, and rhodium coated on the surface of ceramic honeycomb structures.
The purpose of catalytic converters is to convert harmful hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides into harmless compounds.
www.chytecs.com /cata-converters.html   (471 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Catalytic Converters Work"
To help reduce the emissions further, they have developed an interesting device called a catalytic converter, which treats the exhaust before it leaves the car and removes a lot of the pollution.
In this article, you will learn which pollutants are produced by an engine and why, and how a catalytic converter deals with each of these pollutants.
Catalytic converters are amazingly simple devices, so it is incredible to see how big an impact they have!
auto.howstuffworks.com /catalytic-converter.htm   (226 words)

 Catco Catalytic Converter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Because they know that a Catco catalytic converter is every bit as good as their ridiculously priced OE converter, and it’s sold for about a third as much.
Every Catco catalytic converter is manufactured to the highest standards, often in the same facility that makes your factory converter.
Your emissions will be just as clean with a Catco catalytic converter, and your car will run just as well with a Catco catalytic converter—in fact, if you choose a high-flow Catco catalytic converter, you can even improve your horsepower numbers.
www.catalyticcarcenter.com /catco.html   (251 words)

 Automotive Catalytic Converter Information
The catalytic converter may be faulty but before you replace it the “too rich” fuel mixture needs to be corrected.
To test for a plugged converter, drill a small hole in the exhaust pipe right before the catalytic converter.
The catalytic converter may have been overheated with the extra weight of the trailer thereby causing it to work at less than 100 percent efficiency now.
www.2carpros.com /topics/catcon.htm   (1169 words)

 Catalytic Converter Information - Mini Cooper Information from Mini Mania
Thus it muct be understood that replacing a stock header with one from any aftermarket supplier, even those with catalytic converters, can only be done if intended for off-road use only.
Catalytic converters are emission control devices which are designed to last the life of the vehicle and do not normally require replacement.
Furthermore, if the vehicle is properly used and maintained, original converters are covered by the emissions control warranty for 5 years/50,000 miles, or 8 years/80,000 miles for 1995 and newer models.
new.minimania.com /nmm/Catalytic_Converter_Information.htm   (361 words)

 Fiero Catalytic Converter Kit
The original GM catalytic converter is very restrictive and a nice horsepower gain is achieved when it is replaced by a freer flowing unit.
The original converter is welded to the inlet and outlet exhaust pipes.
This converter has the inlet side made to go over the original factory down pipe with the 2 layers like the standard replacement converter above.
www.rodneydickman.com /n58.html   (382 words)

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