About Catalytic Converter
A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control system created in the combustion chamber of an engine. To minimize emissions and to increase the efficiency of exhaust gases, catalytic converters are used
How Catalytic Converter Works?
A catalytic converter is a device that uses a catalyst to convert through a chemical process the harmful and poisonous gases that come out of the exhaust. Catalytic converter is made from platinum and palladium with a honeycomb structure enclosed in a metal shell that is attached to the exhaust pipe. Catalytic converter 's main purpose is to convert carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide and water, as well as converting nitrogen oxide (NOx) back into nitrogen and oxygen. The primary stage is the reducing catalyst, where platinum and rhodium help to reduce NOx emissions. The second stage is called the oxidation catalyst, it reduces unburned hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide by burning them over a platinum and palladium catalyst at this stage, and the final stage is the conversion is a control system that can monitor exhaust system performance.
Where is Catalytic Converter Located?
Catalytic converters are located after the exhaust manifold and before the silencer or muffler in the exhaust system.