Sunday, June 4, 2017

New catalytic converter composite reduces rare Earth element usage

Strict emissions regulations are important for maintaining the health of humans and the environment, but strict regulations also bring technological challenges to overcome. Automobile catalytic converters convert harmful pollutants to less toxic substances, but they require the use of the relatively expensive rare earth element, Cerium. Now researchers have designed a new catalyst that reduces the amount of the rare earth element used by 30 percent from reference catalysts.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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