catalytic converters scrap for sale

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catalytic converters scrap for sale

catalytic converters scrap

We all know that catalytic converters have good scrap value, primarily due to their platinum, palladium, and rhodium content, but also because of the complexity in the recycling process. The spent catalyst must go through de-canning, grinding, smelting, and a multi-stage chemical separation before the 3 precious metals can be extracted in a pure form, a process necessarily carried out by specialists who have the appropriate recycling and safety equipment.
There are 3 factors that determine the true value of the PGMs in any one catalytic converter:
– the percentage of precious metals built into a catalyst is determined by the type of combustion engine and auto model that it will be attached to. And, now, there are literally thousands of types in existence as every vehicle manufacturer launches new models every year that will require different catalysts. As well, governments around the world have increasingly been introducing new legislation in order to control emissions, but not on a consistent basis – thus one particular car model may well require a different catalyst depending on the region in which it is sold
– the costs associated with the extraction of the precious metals, with both the recycler and the refining company making charges for their stages of the extraction process
– the value of the precious metals at any one particular point in time, which can vary significantly due to the fluctuations in the commodities markets. catalytic converters scrap for sale
There are also potential losses that can impact the actual quantities recovered:
– depending on the age of the catalyst and vehicle usage, physical disintegration can occur during the life of the catalytic converter
– during dismantling, storage, and the transportation stages prior to processing, sometimes the “honeycomb” may become damaged or broken which can result in some losses
– the crushing and sampling stage, if not carried out properly, can also result in losses
In the early days of the recycling market, selling scrap catalytic converters always had an element of risk attached to it, and it was very much a “take it or leave it” buyers market, with little consideration given to the varying amounts of PGMs in each catalyst. It is fair to say, many small operators such as salvage yard owners, junkyard owners, tow truck companies, and diesel repair shops were often the unwitting losers to unscrupulous dealers.

catalytic converters scrap

catalytic converters scrap for sale