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What does a Catalytic Converter do?

What does a Catalytic Converter do?

A catalytic converter is an important addition of your car's exhaust system. It is equipped with platinum, palladium, rhodium, or similar metals that change toxic pollutants from the engine into less harmful gases. In an effort to curb environmental pollution, your vehicle should not exceed the set federal vehicle emissions standard, thus the need for a well-fitted and functional catalytic converter. How does a Catalytic Converter Work? Diesel and Petrol are hydrocarbons that give off harmful gases during combustion. In our case, compounds of Carbon, Nitrogen—and in some cases, Sulphur and volatile organic compounds (VOC.) The oxides of these compounds are known as ozone gases or green gases. Common ozone gases produced by your car's engine include; Nitrogen Monoxide and Nitrogen Dioxide: They are the major cause of acid rain and fog. Carbon Monoxide: It is a colorless, odorless, very toxic gas that can cause suffocation. Unburnt Hydrocarbons, commonly known as Vola ... read more