What is a catalytic converter?
The catalytic converter or catalyst is a component of the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, it serves to control and reduce the gases that are harmful to health that are expelled by the engine of a vehicle. Catalysts are used in both gasoline and diesel engines.
The catalytic converter is a stainless steel metal casing that houses one or two ceramic blocks coated with semi-precious metals such as Platinum, Rhodium and Palladium.
When the harmful gases produced by a vehicle’s engine pass through these ceramic blocks, chemical reactions are generated and accelerated that decompose and oxidize these gases, transforming them into gases that are harmless to the environment.
Why is it important to recycle them?
At the end of their useful life, it is important to submit them to the recycling process to avoid dirtying the floors and rainwater, as well as to reduce the exploitation of mines and thus be able to use these materials for the manufacture of new products.