Dmitriy Mykhailov

Dmitriy Mykhailov

Entrepreneur and co-founder of AutoCatalystMarket. More than 17 years in the automotive catalyst recycling and recycling business.
How effective are catalytic converters?

How effective are catalytic converters? Many people around the world began to think about the fact that production and various things pollute our environment. And one of those things is there are more than a billion cars in the world, and every automobile pollutes the external environment of the world. And so scientists have created a part that can reduce pollution, and its name is a catalyst. It is catalytic converters that help the world save a huge amount of fresh air and prevent such massive pollution. But how do catalysts purify harmful emissions and play the role of a large filter in the vehicle? The answer lies within the catalysts themselves, thanks to the precious metals that are inside the catalyst. Forming a certain structure inside the catalyst, reactions occur that filter all gases. Inside this part are materials such as platinum, palladium, and rhodium, they perform such an important task. Therefore, thanks to scientists who think every day about how to save the plane

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What comes out of a car’s exhaust pipe?

What comes out of a car’s exhaust pipe? Cars are a very serious mechanism, which is connected by every part to each other as if it were a Swiss watch. And in order to work properly, people need to adhere to cleanliness and order in the automobile, but there is a problem with which the world has been struggling for more than one year. These are the exhaust and harmful gases of the car that comes from the processing of fuel inside the engine. A mix of different gases flies out and seriously pollutes our world because it is these gases that enter the air that all people in the world breathe every day. And there are billions of autos in the world, so if every car emitted these gases, there would be no clean air. That is why the catalyst was invented to simply solve the problem. Because, for example, a car silencer will not help in any way in solving the concern. But the catalyst, which is currently present in almost every car, can help the world avoid a terrible fate. And at the moment

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Catalytic converter core buyers near me

Modern motorists have an excellent opportunity to get rid of a faulty catalytic converter when and where they want to do it. Usually, there are plenty of car service stations that are ready to give some information on purchasing old catalysts. Specialized companies always buy used catalytic converters in any quantity and offer good deals, both to individuals and large suppliers. Now you can sell catalytic converters, the price for the device will be high, and the operating conditions are usually transparent. The purchase of catalytic converters is equal for both foreign and domestic manufacturers in any condition. You can calculate the cost of a scrap catalytic converter using a special calculator or simply by calling consultants. It is not only a profitable but also a satisfying process, due to your will to recycle the old item. In which cases should the catalytic converter be sold   Is it really necessary to consider mileage and driving conditions? Should everyone follow a p

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Current scrap catalytic converter prices

A catalytic converter is one of the main elements of the exhaust system, performing the function of reducing the emission of harmful substances and exhaust gases into the atmosphere. It is usually installed on both gasoline and diesel power plants in close proximity to the exhaust manifold or muffler. The catalyst is subject to mandatory disposal, which is a complicated process that requires special equipment. The purchase of a catalytic converter has been carried out almost everywhere. The cost of every used car catalytic converter depends on: Type of device (metal or ceramic); Countries of origin (Germany, France, USA, Japan or China, RF); Car model, engine size, year of manufacture, country of assembly or where it was exported; From size: cut from the body, whole or broken, shredded; On the purity, degree of contamination of the delivered mass: with asbestos, cotton wool or without; From exchange quotations of prices for metals Pt, Pd, Rh and from

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Where is catalytic converter located

Learning more about cars and spare parts, one may face names and terms, which can seem new or even unknown. A catalytic converter in a vehicle or a car catalyst is an important part of the whole exhaust system. Its role is to serve to reduce the emission of harmful combustion products into the atmosphere. Talking about chemistry, the term catalyst is described as a substance, which can accelerate or cause a chemical reaction without participation in such a complex reaction itself. It is guaranteed by such substances as copper, nickel, gold, palladium, rhodium, chromium. The principle of operation of a car catalyst is precisely based on the ability of substances to accelerate the reaction. Most often, it is located immediately after the front pipe, but sometimes it is installed directly on a front pipe. They do this for faster warming up since it works effectively only at temperatures above 300 ° C. If you check exhaust gases that come out of a crankcase of the engine of any car,

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Which catalytic converters have the most platinum

A platinum catalyst is used in many vehicles today. It is one of the main elements of the exhaust system and reduces harmful emissions. Catalyst's body is plated with precious metals, which, under certain conditions, can be extracted. However, it is difficult to predict in advance how much platinum is contained in a car catalyst. The fundamental design of catalysts has hardly changed since its inception, which cannot be said about manufacturing technologies. In recent years, thermal and aerodynamic performance has been particularly improved, resulting in improved neutralization and long-term stability. The main parts of every catalyst are housing and exhaust system made of stainless steel (expensive materials); special pads (protection and fixation for the ceramic block); support material or block (metal or ceramic); intermediate fixing layer for precious metals; catalytically active layer. The stainless steel body of a catalyst A stainless steel housing is required to provide g

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Will catalytic converter cause misfire

First of all, the catalyst is an essential part of a whole car, as well as ignition. Among many reasons for a malfunction of ignition, that can cause a misfire, the main ones are: Failure of catalyst elements of the ignition system. Armored wire, spark plugs, coil, or breaker-distributor. Also, at low temperatures in candle wells, condensation may form, which can cause "breakthrough" into a catalyst. Malfunctions in the fuel-air system can be associated with clogged dirt and deposits in injection nozzles, air and fuel filters. These ailments are manifested in the "triplet" of an engine at idle, which disappears after warming up. Low compression in all cylinders or its non-uniform distribution indicates wear of elements of a cylinder-piston group or malfunctions in the operation of gas distribution mechanism. The incorrectly adjusted valve can lead to a violation during the compression stroke of the tightness of the entire catalyst chamber. The lack of an optimal f

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Can catalytic converter cause shaking

Very often, car owners are faced with the fact that vibration is felt in a car cabin, and often this is due to the exhaust system. Almost all cars have parts or connections that compensate for the vibrations of the engine, respectively so that they are not transmitted to the exhaust system and car body. This is either a damper connection or a muffler. Any inexperienced driver can easily identify a malfunction in the exhaust pipe, often associated with a catalyst. Signs of a clogged or destroyed catalyst malfunction The car does not start or stalls instantly. The catalyst indicates a complete breakdown. Solution: Unscrew oxygen sensor (located in front of the catalyst). Start the engine, if the car is working, then the catalyst barrel is faulty. It needs to be replaced with a new one or an analog. The car accelerates poorly and the engine picks up speed slowly. When driving, it seems that the car is being held from behind. So catalyst cells are partially clogged. Fuel

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Engine power change after catalyst cutting off

Catalyst in a car serves to reduce toxicity of exhaust exhaust gases from the engine, but exhaust system element is often clogged by slag and fails. Usually owners want to improve vehicle performance like increased power, aestheticization and drive quality. Power has been achieved with an installed crankshaft with an increased radius of a curved cylinder, as well as with a variable camshaft or adding a high octane rating to gasoline, removing catalyst. It must be dangerous to increase power through tuning exhaust system. But this is one of the most affordable and productive methods of increasing power. Before trying it, consider all pros and cons. Consult experts of the industry and specialized companies. They will select, and possibly even compatible types of tuning of exhaust system to obtain best vehicle performance. There Is also chip tuning process, which involves changing engine programs and increasing productivity by 20-30%! Removing catalyst or replacing it with a fl

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Car catalyst functions and significance

Car catalyst is designed to neutralize harmful car exhausts and is part of exhaust system. A catalyst is an element of an engine exhaust system designed to clean exhaust gases before they are released into the atmosphere. The need to develop this automobile motor assembly arose in 60s of the last century, when the world community was concerned about the state of ecology on our planet. At that time, the level of emissions from automobile exhaust pipes was not established at legislative level. The first standards for content of toxic products in car emissions were introduced in 1970s. Auto producers were required to equip cars with devices that reduce volume of carbon monoxide and products of combustion of hydrocarbons. Since 1975, catalyst has become an indispensable part of all cars coming off the assembly line. Manufacturers install three types of catalysts on cars: Ceramic item use a mechanical method of cleaning exhaust gases. It consist of ceramic plates coated with pr

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How to earn money with old catalyst?

How to earn money with old catalyst?  Each owner of a used car sooner or later faced the problem of a clogged catalyst, which must be changed to a new one. But not everyone knows that a node that has ended its time is worth much money. And car service owners are actively using it. Listen well to tour car. The car engine stopped giving the previous result, began to "choke", and on the dashboard sad check engine icon lit up. The service station issued a verdict: the catalyst is clogged, immediate replacement is required. Operation is not cheap, because this car part costs much money, and someone Is still allowed to close eye to environmental problems. To old catalyst can be thrown away. Indeed, why is this dirty, odorous, unsightly piece of iron needed? The master will take and carefully bring the catalytic converters to a special place. Because One can be paid for it up to 100 USD per kg! The fact is that the casing of catalyst inside is coated with precious metals: rhodi

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Five mistakes to avoid, cutting off car catalyst

Five mistakes to avoid, cutting off car catalyst Many people know that car catalytic converter must be removed mandatory, after a certain mileage! But they consider it as a useless piece of metal. Thinking that it costs nothing, knock it out to just throw it away! However, this is wrong, a catalyst can be sold for a good sum of money. There are five general mistakes, regarding catalyst cutting off. Mistake 5. There is a maximum mileage, which requires obligatory catalyst cutting off There is no specific mileage to remove or throw away the catalyst. Everything is very individual and depends on many indicators, including the fuel that the motor uses. It happens that bad quality gasoline can melt and destroy the catalyst and all the units at a time. If you refuel with good fuel at proven gas stations, then the unit can work for a long period of time, for example, 150-200 or even 250,000 km. Especially if this catalyst is of EURO3 or EURO4, the unit walls are thick and last longer.

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