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What is a catalytic converter?

A catalytic Converter is a cylinder that creates a chemical reaction in an automobile’s exhaust. The catalyst is made out of Platinum, Palladium, and Rhodium. These specialty metals change the exhaust from harmful gases, into harmless gases.

How much is my scrap catalytic converter worth?

Our online catalogs contain over a hundred different categories and grades, containing hundreds of pictures in each grade. The catalytic converters pricing varies in price according to platinum, palladium and rhodium content.

How does a catalytic converter work?

Watch the video below to learn how a catalytic converter works!

What is a full catalytic converter?

The first picture below is a cutaway example of how a “Full Scrap Catalytic Converter” looks. Notice there are two sections or “biscuits” of ceramic material. The middle picture below is an example of a catalytic converter that has lost half of its original content due to crumbling apart and exiting through the exhaust pipe. This converter is considered 1/2 full. (HALF FULL) Please note: Not all catalytic converters that are 1/2 full are a direct result of deterioration. Sometimes the come from the factory only built 1/2 full. The last picture below (to the right) is an example of a “HOLLOW” scrap catalytic converter. All the contents have exited through the exhaust. Catalytic converters that are hollow have no precious metal recovery value.