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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With the growing adoption of stringent emission norms and fuel efficiency standards, automotive catalytic converter manufacturers are designing and developing improved and innovative converters to meet the standards.
Police would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered a cheap catalytic converter for sale to make contact.
November 8: A catalytic converter was stolen from a Toyota Hilux.
Thefts of catalytic converters from motor vehicles have more than doubled over the past three years.
PCSO Williams also warned motorists who run a petrol car to be aware that there was a risk of having their catalytic converter stolen.
But he suspects that whoever's behind the current spate of catalytic converter thefts has found a way to get around those rules by dealing directly with a middle man who is not associated with a local scrap yard.
Catalytic converters, which contain precious metals, are each worth around pounds 60 to thieves.
Meanwhile in Santa Clarita, two men and two women were arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing catalytic converters in the area, which has seen about 15 catalytic-converter thefts since March 1, authorities said.
The new catalytic converter utilizes a two-layer structure: one layer adsorbs NOx from the exhaust gas and converts a portion of it into ammonia, while the other layer adsorbs the resulting ammonia, and uses it later in a reaction that converts the remaining NOx in the exhaust into nitrogen (N2).
Robins and daffodils may be signs of the season, but spring also means the emergence of catalytic converters once buried under the snow.
Westerholm says such emissions, which are similar for riding and push mowers, can be cut more than 80 percent by using a catalytic converter.
Brantford, Ontario, Canada, has received a letter of intent to supply machined exhaust manifolds and catalytic converter containers to Nissan North American, Inc.
automaker DaimlerChrysler AG and Volkswagen AG of Germany allowing them to use a catalytic converter that reduces vehicles' nitrogen oxide emissions.
Catalytic converter panels come in standard rectangular sizes and can even be zoned, though several thermoformers say zoning isn't necessary.
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