Catalytic Converters

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  • Catalytic Converters

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    Catalytic Converters Notice when a vehicle drives by nowadays, that it is so much quieter than those loud oldies that pour out the blue smoke. Ever wonder just what is underneath a vehicle that makes the new ones so much cleaner. It is called a catalytic converter. The main function of a catalytic converter is to decrease pollution emitted from a vehicles exhaust. The concept behind this is to add a catalyst and force a reaction between the automobile's exhaust and oxygen in the converter. To see

  • Catalytic Converters

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    Introduction Catalytic converters are an integral part of converting much of the pollution that comes out of a car’s exhaust. Almost every car since the year 1970 has come with a catalytic converter in order to reduce harmful emissions. I chose to explain the function and chemistry behind the catalytic converter because I have an interest in cars and I wanted to know more about them. Background In order to understand how catalytic converters work, one must understand that air and fuel burn in

  • Catalytic Converters

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    Catalytic Converters Introduction There are millions of cars on the road in the United States, and each one is a source of air pollution. Especially in large cities, the amount of pollution cars produce everyday is a lot. To solve those problems, many laws have been enacted restricting the amount of pollution that cars can produce. To make their cars as pollution-free as possible, automakers have made many refinements to car engines and fuel systems and have developed the catalytic converter

  • A Description of Catalytic Converters

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    Introduction: General Description A catalytic converter is an exhaust component used in modern automobiles to decrease the emission of toxic gasses. The average catalytic converter is capable of converting around 98% of these harmful emissions into relatively benign byproducts (UC Davis). It does this through the use of a catalyzing agent, that when combined with heat and oxygen produces a chemical reaction that is capable of converting various gasses such as carbon monoxide (CO), hydra carbons

  • The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Catalytic Converter

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    washcoat. The converter uses two different types of catalysts, a reduction catalyst and an oxidization catalyst. The reduction catalyst It uses platinum and rhodium to help reduce the nitrogen oxide emissions. When such molecules

  • Chemistry Put to Work: Catalytic Converters (Chapter 14)

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    Catalytic converters have become a major importance in our world’s fight for global warming. Why? Because these catalytic converters are greatly reducing the amount of air pollution coming from the exhausts of our automobiles. “Two components of automobile exhausts that help form photochemical smog are nitrogen oxides and unburned hydrocarbons. In addition, automobile exhaust may contain considerable quantities of carbon monoxide” (Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, & Woodward, 2012). However, adding

  • Catalytic Reverter Essay

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    and sulfur dioxide. However, the invention of the catalytic converter has helped reduce the pollution. Catalytic converters were first used due to the contractions on toxic emission regulations in the 1970s. The catalytic converter “turn the harmful chemicals in vehicle exhausts into harmless gases such as steam” (Woodford). These catalytic converters are essential to creating a less polluted atmosphere. An engine with and without a catalytic converter differs greatly and the reactions occurring are

  • Essay On Catalytic Reverter

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    The Catalytic converter The catalytic converter is a simple yet fascinating invention that uses precious metals such as platinum palladium, and rhodium as catalyst to cause reduction and oxidation reactions that can reduce dangerous gasses produced by combustion engines by over 95% converting them into less harmful gasses. Even though catalytic converters are quite simple they are still extremely expensive, this is due to the precious metals that are used as catalysts. The reactions that take place

  • Essay On Exhaust System

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    exhaust system for the automobile usually consists of the following components: Cylinder head and Exhaust Manifold Exhaust Pipes and Elbows Catalytic converter Center Pipe Muffler Tail Pipe Further, the exhaust system is divided into three sections with different requirements as follows- High temperature section: It consists of exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, diesel particulate filter. It should have high resistance to scaling and low embrittlement tendency Middle section: It contains pre-silencer

  • Catalysts

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    uk/physical/equilibria/haber.html. (2002). Np. Web. Date accessed: 24.05.11. Bryant, Charles. ‘How catalytic converters work‘. http://www.howstuffworks.com/catalytic-converter.htm. N.p. Web. Date accessed: 25.05.11 Wikipedia. ‘Catalytic Converters.’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalytic_converter. Wikimedia Foundations Inc., Web. Date Accessed: 25.05.11 R, Eric and C, Pete ‘Catalytic converter’. http://www.fordscorpio.co.uk/cats.htm. (2005). N.p. Web. Date accessed: 23.05.11

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