BP Auto Spares India, leading dealers of Spare Parts for Tata Xenon in this blog will talk about Catalytic Converters and why they are used in cars.
When you are living in a big city like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad or Calcutta, blackened buildings and smog filled roads is nothing out of sorts, to put it in a better way, it’s a NORM. And, this norm everywhere is the cause of abundant of medical issues and declaration of Public Health Emergency. But, I think the human race has taken upon them to put this world to dust with the increasing use of automobiles in a country of 1.324 billion people.
There is no denying about the fact that cars and trucks though a blessing in disguise have made numerous day-to-day shenanigans a cakewalk, but we just can’t put aside the fact that these machines on wheels that emits toxic emissions is pushing this world to its early grave. Though we can’t wipe clean the toxic byproducts the vehicles exude, but the Catalytic Converters can help alleviate the degree of pollution causing products up to some extent.
What are Catalytic Converters?
Catalytic Converter is a device which is connected to the vehicle’s exhaust system or engine to alleviate or gradually diminish the harmful and toxic substance and emissions, which are produced in the exhaust chamber of an internal combustion engine by putting into use various catalytic reactions.
There are three harmful emissions generated by a vehicle’s engine and is blown out from vehicle’s exhaust system- nitrogen gas (N2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O). But the Catalytic Converters are primarily used for handling smaller yet most-harmful gases and substances that are mostly developed due to default-imperfect combustion process of the IC engine. They basically tackle these three harmful emissions and convert them into less harmful ones- carbon monoxide which is converted into carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides which are broken down into nitrogen and oxygen and lastly, the hydrocarbons which are converted into carbon dioxide and water.
Where Are Catalytic Converters Located?
The Catalytic Converters are located inside the vehicle’s exhaust system, near the point where the engine meets the vehicle’s exhaust system which is the exhaust manifold. The Catalytic Converters work at the best of their capacity when they are hot, that is why they are located near the engine where the temperature is about 350 to 400 degrees Celsius.