Umicore, Automotive Catalysts Recycling
Area of Expertise
Refining and Recovery
Palladium, Platinum, Rhodium
Although the precious metals in automotive catalysts are not consumed but only serve as catalysts for certain chemical reactions, the catalytic converter does not have eternal life. More in particular, the converter may need replacement during the lifetime of the car due to engine or mechanical damage. Also, at the end of a car's lifespan, the catalytic converter should be removed from the car prior to the shredding of the end-of-life vehicle, so the part can be recycled for its economical value.
- Last updated on December 29, 2011
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