What`s Catalytic Converter
A catalytic converter is a device that uses a catalyst to convert three harmful compounds in car exhaust into harmless compounds.The three harmful compounds are:
-Hydrocarbons VOCs (in the form of unburned gasoline, produce smog)
-Carbon monoxide CO (is a poison for any air-breathing anima)
- Nitrogen oxides NOx (lead to smog and acid rain)
How does catalytic converter work
In a catalytic converter, the catalyst (in the form of platinum and palladium) is coated onto a ceramic honeycomb that are housed in a muffler-like package attached to the exhaust pipe. The catalyst helps to convert carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide(CO to CO2 ). It converts the hydrocarbons into carbon dioxide(CO2 ) and water. It also converts the nitrogen oxides back into nitrogen and oxygen.
Post time: Aug-11-2020