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What Does the Catalytic Converter Do?

What Does the Catalytic Converter Do?

The catalytic converter is a small mechanical device found in most cars. It is a very important device because it acts as a drain on the exhaust gases produced by an engine. In simple words, it is a device that reduces the exhaust toxicity produced by the car engine. Catalytic converters are made up of different materials which are chosen for their performance and efficiency. Most of the time, catalytic converters utilize oxygen to burn out pollutants produced from gas burning. This is necessary so that poisonous gases emitted by the engine can be reduced to less toxic forms. Moreover, it also helps in oxygen purification, which helps in removing harmful carbon monoxide from the exhaust fumes. These two processes help reduce the poisonous gases produced by the engine thus improving the fuel economy and protecting the health of the passengers. Catalytic converters come in two forms - single-stage and dual-stage. The single-stage type of catalytic converters has only a single primary c ... read more

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