The catalytic recycling process came about because they contained valuable metals. It was Eugene Houdry who helped build the catalytic converter and established the Oxy-Catalyst company. Originally, he designed converters for smoke stacks after an early smog study. Then he moved onto cars, but it wasn’t until the need to remove lead from gas emission, that the catalytic converter took off.
One of the most important metals used in the creation of catalytic converters is Platinum. Which allows the complete combustion of low concentrations of unburned hydrocarbons from the exhaust into carbon dioxide and water vapor.
Catalytic recycling has become a large business due the stable price of Platinum hovering between 800 and 1000 dollars an ounce. Collecting converters is very easy, but processing them is the difficult task. Converter Guys can help you with your converter recycling and get you a great price.