HIGHER CELL DENSITY IMPROVES CONVERTER EFFICIENCY

Tougher exhaust emission standards have prompted researchers to look for ways to improve current catalytic converters. Researchers at Corning Glass Works have developed new thin-wall ceramic-monolithic catalyst supports. The new 400 and 600 cells-per-square-inch products have cell walls six mils thicks. The higher cell densities and thin wall geometries give an increase in the geometric surface area available for precious metal coating, a faster light-off time, improved thermal shock resistance, a lower pressure drop, and (in the case of the 400 product), lower cost.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 60-65
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM