This note demonstrates the excellent capability of the Metals editions of the Zetium spectrometer analysis of precious metals in automotive catalysts. The system is precise, accurate and repeatable offering a viable alternative to fire assay for many types of precious metals analysis.
Due to their high activity, selectivity and recyclability, precious metal chemicals are often the first choice as heterogeneous catalysts for chemical reactions in automotive catalysts. Accurate determination of these precious metals (e.g. Pt, Pd, Rh) in catalysts is critical for developers and producers of automotive catalysts as well as those recycling the end products to reclaim these precious metals.