XRF solutions for automotive catalyst recycling

Catalytic converters – designed to remove toxic gases and pollutants from car exhausts – contain the precious metals platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), and rhodium (Rh). When a car reaches the end of its life, its catalytic converter is scrapped and the precious metals are recovered, extracted, and refined. From scrap merchants to toll refineries, several stakeholders are involved in this ‘recycling chain’.

To ensure that all of them are compensated fairly for their contribution, it’s essential to grade the converter’s high-value precious metal content accurately. At Malvern Panalytical, we’ve created a fast, easy, transparent way to do this – all while meeting the highest safety standards. 

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