The auto part oracles of one of the leading Suzuki Car Spare Parts dealers says that for the past 60 years the automobile industry by way of latest tools and technologies are trying to curb the ever-rising levels of harmful emissions and polluting chemicals produced by the internal combustion engines. The 1960s was the year where we finally saw the development of effective emission control systems being installed in passenger cars. With stringent federal laws and emission level limits, the 1970s saw the major transformation in vehicle composition and design, as they try to keep up with the strict car-environment policies and norms. Though the vision behind the development of these emission control systems is to welcome a cleaner running vehicle to the world, these said systems in order to match up with the vehicle design and composition, gave birth to some disapproved car modifications. These car modifications in order to adapt fully with the emission control systems bring about some unusual changes in the performance of the cars like decreased vehicle power, decreased fuel efficiency, and an overall deterioration of engine driveability characteristics which led to people abandoning emission control system cars.
In the midst of these crises, another new emission control device graced the automobile arena which till now is the best mean of reducing engine pollutants and that is Catalytic Converters.
Catalytic Converters as we have already discussed in one of our blogs is the modern day emission control device which deals positively with the polluting chemicals and vehicle emissions produced by internal combustion engines. Due to lack of proper amount of oxygen in these engines, the carbon fuel fails to get oxidized properly into carbon dioxide and water which leads to harmful carbon emissions. Catalytic Converters are located in exhaust systems to provide a platform for complete oxidization and reduction of toxic ruminants like nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons present in the fuel into less polluting substances such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and nitrogen gas.
How Catalytic Converters Work?
The Catalytic Converters are situated between the engine and the exhaust tailpipe. Before the launch of catalytic converters, the toxic gases made by the internal combustion engine blew straight out of the exhaust tailpipe and into the atmosphere.
Catalytic Converters works differently than other emission control devices. They change the chemical composition of the gases in the internal combustion engines by rearranging the atoms from which they’re made.
- The molecules of the toxic gases and polluting chemicals are transported from the engine past the catalyst made from platinum, palladium, or rhodium.
- This gauze like catalyst breaks down the molecules into their natural atoms.
- These separated atoms again reconcile into molecules of less harmful and toxic substances such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and nitrogen gas.