Catalytic converters are simple devices. As the exhaust comes out of internal-combustion engine, it contains unburned fuel, oil and other undesirable substances. Catalytic converters have a honeycomb network of precious metal coated microscopic channels where the unburned substances combined with oxygen burn more efficiently. When the exhaust leaves the catalytic converter thru the tailpipe, it is much cleaner and safer for the environment.
In 1975, the U.S. government started to regulate the pollutants produced by vehicles and passed legislation requiring the use of catalytic converters on gas and diesel engines. Since that time, old and broken catalytic converters have been recycled. ConverterGuy catalytic converter recycling is one of the most respected recyclers.
Catalytic converters are more valuable than just for scrap. They contain precious metals that can be extracted. Platinum is the most popular but palladium, rhodium, cerium, manganese, and nickel may be also be included. Recyclers will pay to own your old broken converters because of the precious metals that they contain. These precious metals are embedded within the catalytic converter in the honeycomb structure of the converter.
The precious metals are not easily extracted from the converter. Specialized equipment and machinery are necessary to recover the precious metal. For the best price for your old catalytic converter, visit them here!