XRF Spectrometers solutions for car catalyst analysis sector - Automobile & Ground Transport - Cars
Catalytic converters in cars are used for the reduction of hazardous emissions, such as carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HxCy), and nitrogen oxides (NOx). These harmful substances are converted into neutral carbon dioxide (CO2), water, and nitrogen by catalytic chemical reactions, which are accelerated by three platinum group metals (PGM): platinum, palladium, and rhodium. In the context of recycling, specialized analyzer for catalytic converter, often based on XRF technology, are invaluable for accurately assessing the elemental composition of used catalytic converters. This ensures that valuable PGMs can be effectively reclaimed, contributing both to economic gains and environmental sustainability.
Due to a great number of car catalyst types, an amount of PGM’s varies significantly. The fast and accurate testing method is required for the PGM’s content evaluation. XRF provides precise and fast catalytic converters analysis for simple sorting and price evaluation. Usually, a concentration of PGM’s in a car catalyst is much higher, than in ores.
With ElvaX spectrometers it takes just seconds to give the result as opposed to hours or days as in a laboratory. Together with simple operation training and easy sample preparation, they are ideal tools for the daily business for quality control and price evaluation during catalyst’s buying and selling.