Spent Automotive Catalysts
Catalytic converters play a key role in reducing harmful emissions and contain valuable Platinum Group Materials such as platinum, palladium and rhodium. We have the expertise and knowhow to carefully determine and extract these metals from end of life metal and ceramic catalysts. Once recycled, these metals can be used to produce new catalytic converters for next generation vehicles, hence closing the materials loop.
Quality is at the core of our refining services for spent automotive catalysts. We utilize advanced analytical techniques and rigorous quality control measures to ensure accurate assessments of Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium content. Our state-of-the-art sampling and laboratory facilities, staffed by experienced professionals, deliver precise results you can rely on. Rest assured that with Umicore Precious Metals Refining, you are receiving the highest standards of quality and integrity throughout the refining process of your spent catalytic convertors.
By recycling end of life catalytic converters, we do not only ensure these materials are not landfilled, but also diminish the need for virgin PGM’s. We prioritize environmental sustainability and adhere to strict regulations and industry standards. Our recycling processes are designed to minimize the environmental impact of car catalysts, ensuring that valuable resources are recovered and hazardous materials are handled safely.
|Material||More information||Recommended minimum volume|
|Ceramic catalysts||Full catalytic converters, broken honeycomb & milled ceramics (<1 mm)||1500 kg ceramics equivalent,
|Metallic catalysts||Full catalytic converters & washcoat||1000 kg or 350 converters|
|Other||Heavy duty spent catalysts to be