catalytic converter

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a converter that uses a platinum-iridium catalyst to oxidize pollutants and carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide and water

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Officers said owners should consider etching a catalytic converter with a serial number and fitting protective sleeves.
We suggest parking where possible against a kerb, with the catalytic converter being closest to the kerb.
A CHARITY in the Vale of Glamorgan has been hit by thieves who stole the valuable catalytic converter from a minibus used by pensioners.
Catalytic converters can be uniquely marked in acid with a serial number ?
At present, 80% of taxis' catalytic converters and 45% of minibuses' are worn out, causing excessive emissions.
Warwickshire Police is calling on owners to fit anti-theft devices or get catalytic converters marked to prevent being landed with a PS2,000 repair bill.
Thieves can cut the catalytic converter from the exhaust pipe of a parked car.
Catalytic converters - a pollution -control component of a vehicle's exhaust system - contain small amounts of precious metals, including platinum, rhodium and palladium.
Chery Automobile (Chery), a China-based automaker, is planning to source catalytic converters from South Africa, according to Tony Sun, Chery International Asia-Pacific & South Africa general manager.
POLICE are warning owners of Iveco-style vans to be on the look out for thieves trying to steal their catalytic converters.
THIEVES are adding to the misery of sky-high motoring costs by stealing catalytic converters from parked cars.
GLENDALE -- Adding to a growing string of similar crimes, thieves stole catalytic converters valued at $30,000 from 17 pickup trucks housed at an inventory lot for a Glendale automotive dealership, police said Friday.
In recent years, car parts manufacturers have used platinum, rhodium and palladium in catalytic converters, which usually run along the exhaust pipes underneath a car or truck.
RESEARCHERS at Cardiff University in Wales and the University of Birmingham want to salvage the platinum that is strewn everyday onto roads, sewers and waterways from catalytic converters in cars.