What Is A Catalytic Converter?
A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device that transforms hazardous gases and pollutants in exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine into less-toxic pollutants. It looks like a small muffler on the outside, but the inside of the structure is what makes it unique. You will find a honeycomb mesh coated in precious metal designed to maximize the surface area so that gas will interact with the catalyst which contains precious metals, such as platinum, palladium, and rhodium that act as a catalyst. The catalyst helps in the oxidation of harmful gasses such as carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons present in the exhaust gases into less harmful carbon dioxide.
What kind of precious metals are placed into the catalytic converters?
Catalytic converters have economic value as they contain precious metals. This is the main reason why they are sold as the most expensive scrap. Because it contains rhodium, palladium and platinum, which are among the most precious metals. They can be converted into more cash when Pt, Pd, Rh are recovered from the scrap catalytic converter. It’s economic value never decreased, especially these days Platinum and Paladium are in the most valuable period due to the war between Russia and Ukraine.
What scrap catalytic converters are worth the most?
Actually, it is a better way to call it treasure than scrap due to the precious metals which they have. In general, catalytic converters are more valuable than scrap metal due to the higher value of their material.
The prices of catalytic converters depend on the amount of precious metal they contain. So why does the amount of precious metals in catalytic converters is can be different? Catalytic converters are equipment that we use in order to reduce exhaust emissions and that allows us to release less harmful gas into the environment. Since vehicles with more powerful engines can emit more emissions, the catalytic converters of these vehicles may be more valuable. We need to use more catalysts to making normalize for emission from higher levels, which means more valuable catalytic converter. In this context, we can say that the catalytic of sports cars have more emissions and they have to be more valuable than normal vehicles. Like sports cars, the catalytic of some pickup truck models can be more valuable. The value of a catalytic varies depending on the amount of precious metals such as rhodium, palladium, platinum. You can see Proses Makina’s flow chart for recycling catalytic converters.
Proses Makina is a qualified company for recycling and refining precious metals and applying the production of their facilities. As Proses Makina Company, we provide to you all precious metals in the scrap catalytic converter recovery for economic gain with our high efficiency, last technology systems.