If you do not know what a catalytic converter is, let us tell you about it. It is considered one of the important parts of your car’s emission system. It is located near the engine and plays a vital role in changing the environmentally damaging pollutants and dust particles to toxic gases.
There is a great importance of a catalytic converter in a vehicle as it breaks down the harmful molecules and split the particles when they leave the engine. These harmful pollutants are not mixed with the air.
The materials included in a catalytic converter depend upon its model. Let us tell you that a standard catalytic converter consists of:
Rhodium is a silver-white metallic element that is highly reflective and resistant to corrosion. It is considered the rarest and most valuable precious metal in the world — well above gold or silver.
Palladium is used as catalytic converters, which convert up to 90% of harmful gases from auto exhaust (hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide) into less-harmful substances (nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor).
The role of platinum in catalytic converters is to oxidise carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocar- bons. Platinum is particularly effective at this under oxygen-excessive conditions, so is often the metal of choice for diesel applications.