Nissan’s Ultra Low Precious Metal Catalyst

Nissan, in response to recent strictures concerning the exhaust emissions regulations, has developed technology to achieve identical performance as conventional catalysts-but utilizing only half of the precious metal amounts.

Exhaust cleaning is achieved using the precious metals like rhodium, platinum and palladium inside catalyst. The high temperature within conventional catalysts results in the cluster up of precious metals. This reduces surface area of the exposed metal, resulting in the less effective cleaning of gases. This problem is compensated by the new catalyst using advanced nano technology to ensure that the fine metal particles are separated. The quantity of precious metals as a result can be largely reduced, with no effect of performance.

The substrates get clustered under high temperatures. To prevent this, wall material is used to encircle the substrates. The strengthening of chemical cohesion between precious metals and substrates, and the movement of the fine precious metals upon substrate could be restricted to make sure that clustering does not happen again.

Nissan has always been proactive in setting strict targets and goals for the production and design of vehicles. The ultimate goal of the company is to get emissions as clean as atmosphere. The company has done a lot of R&D to make a broad range of technologies, like improving the cleaner burning of the fuel, methods to utilize gasoline evaporation from the fuel tanks and the use of catalytic converters so that emissions can be reduced. It has succeeded in its endeavors, with vehicles achieving 1/100 th part of 1970s level emissions. For the best Nissan models, drive to Cardinale Nissan in Seaside, California.




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