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April 2019

Making Every Atom Count to Reduce Auto Emissions

New approach enables lower temperature chemical reactions

Making Every Atom Count to Reduce Auto Emissions

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and their collaborators have made a significant improvement to a catalyst that is more rugged and can reduce tailpipe pollution at lower temperatures than existing methods – oh, and it may turn out to be cheaper too.

Vehicle exhaust contains a trio of dangerous and polluting chemicals &endash; carbon monoxide, unburned gas, and oxides of nitrogen. Your car’s catalytic converter mops up a good bit of that. Read more ...


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