catalytic converter


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catalytic converter

n.
A reaction chamber typically containing a finely divided catalyst (usually platinum and other metals such as rhodium, palladium, and gold) into which exhaust gases from an automotive engine are passed together with excess air so that carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon pollutants are oxidized to carbon dioxide and water, and nitrogen oxides are reduced to nitrogen and oxygen gases.

catalytic converter

n
(Automotive Engineering) a device using three-way catalysts to reduce the obnoxious and poisonous components of the products of combustion (mainly oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, and unburnt hydrocarbons) from the exhausts of motor vehicles. Sometimes shortened to: catcon

catalyt′ic convert′er


n.
an automotive antipollution device that renders some pollutants in the exhaust gases harmless.
[1960–65]

catalytic converter

- A device with a catalyst for converting pollutant gases into less harmful ones.
See also related terms for harmful.

catalytic converter

A device removing certain pollutants from exhaust gases of vehicles running on unleaded gasoline.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catalytic converter - a converter that uses a platinum-iridium catalyst to oxidize pollutants and carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide and water; an antipollution device on an automotive exhaust system
converter, convertor - a device for changing one substance or form or state into another
Translations
katalyzátor
katalysator
katalüüsneutralisaator
katalysaattori
katalitički pretvornik
触媒コンバーター
촉매 변환 장치
katalysator
อุปกรณ์ที่ช่วยลดสารเป็นพิษในท่อไอเสีย
bộ xúc tác lọc khí thải

catalytic converter

n (Aut) → Katalysator m

catalytic converter

[ˌkætəˈlɪtɪkˌkənˈvɜːtəʳ] n (Aut) → marmitta catalitica, catalizzatore m

catalytic converter

مُحَوِّلُ الـحَافِز katalyzátor katalysator Abgaskatalysator καταλύτης catalizador katalysaattori pot catalytique katalitički pretvornik convertitore catalitico 触媒コンバーター 촉매 변환 장치 katalysator katalysator katalizator catalisador, conversor catalítico каталитический дожигатель katalysator อุปกรณ์ที่ช่วยลดสารเป็นพิษในท่อไอเสีย katalitik dönüştürücü bộ xúc tác lọc khí thải 催化转化器
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