Frequently Asked Questions
The three way catalytic converter is the most effective, safest and most reliable form of cleaning pollutants produced by engines that run on gasoline. Polluting gas emissions like the carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides are transformed into less effective polluting compounds like carbon dioxide, water and nitrogen. Stricter emission regulations were established in 1985 for all vehicles.
A well adjusted catalyst can improve the amount of emissions up to 90%. The required optimal composition of gas and air mixture for the converting process is adjusted by the lambda sensor and the engine control system. Although improvements have been made over time regarding the effectiveness of catalytic converters, the level of gas emissions still needs to be drastically reduced.
New technologies regarding catalyst development and the usage of new fuels have a great contribution to reducing toxic emissions.