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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In existing exhaust gas treatment systems, a close-coupled SCR catalyst is located between the turbocharger, the diesel oxidation catalytic converter - which converts uncombusted hydrocarbons - and the flexible connecting piece to the silencer pipe.
In November ExaminerLive reported that thieves were targeting certain Honda models for their catalytic converters. Cars had been hit in Fartown and Paddock.
Chris Morgan, Technology Director at Johnson Matthey, commented: "Being recognised with a stamp celebrating British Engineering is a huge honour for employees past and present who have been involved in Johnson Matthey's ground-breaking work behind the catalytic converter. Every year, our catalytic converters prevent some 20 million tonnes of pollutants from entering the atmosphere, helping to make the world cleaner and healthier."
Catalytic converters are fitted to the exhaust system of vehicles and are often targeted by thieves because of the precious metals they contain, such as platinum, palladium and rhodium.
Between January 31 and February 28, Leicestershire Police recorded at least 20 incidents where catalytic converters were stolen from cars across the force area - all of which were Toyota Priuses.
Their work, published in Science, presents a new way to create a more-powerful catalyst while using smaller amounts of platinum--the most-expensive component of emission-control catalytic converters.
Valley Cottage, NY, May 06, 2017 --( Industrial catalytic converters are devices used to control the emission of toxic and harmful pollutants from exhaust gasses by converting them through a redox reaction.
Gwent Police said criminals have been targeting Benz Sprinter models for their exhaust systems and catalytic converters.
Officers called to a street in Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, discovered a car jacked-up, its catalytic converter partly removed - and the pair hiding nearby.
This strategic acquisition will combine AP's line exhaust offering with Eastern's catalytic converter emissions capabilities, thus positioning the combined company as a leading exhaust and emissions supplier in the North American automotive aftermarket.
The station said it failed because it had the wrong catalytic converter installed.
We suggest parking where possible against a kerb, with the catalytic converter being closest to the kerb.
A half-size catalytic converter being developed by researchers at Imperial College London alongside Ricardo UK has been selected by the Royal Academy of Engineering to receive funding of up to 85,000 [pounds sterling] and mentoring support.