- By Tim Berry
- July 21, 2016
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Catalytic converters are catalysts that help convert the exhaust gas that your car eliminates into the atmosphere. They make this toxic gas a lot less toxic, also diminishing the impact your vehicle has on the environment as a whole. These nifty things were introduced in 1975, due to new regulations enforced by EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Some states in America require that you install a catalytic converter to your vehicle.
They’re pretty effective too, converting about 90% of the gas emitted into less harmful gas. Some of the most harmful compounds found in exhaust gasses are Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds, also known as Hydrocarbons). There are a few different types of catalytic converters on the market, but most of the modern car brands will use a “three-way” system. It’s called a “three-way” system because it is composed of two different catalyst types (reduction and oxidization catalysts) and a control system. Catalysts not only convert toxic gas, but can also improve consumption when it comes to engine fuel.
Catalytic converters are a great and very useful thing to equip your vehicle’s engine with.
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