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Catalytic converter

A catalytic converter is a device used to reduce the emissions from an internal combustion engine.

Most commonly used in an automobile's exhaust system, catalytic converters are now commonly used on generator sets, forklifts, mining equipment, trucks, buses, trains, and other machines that have engines to provide an environment for a chemical reaction where unburned hydrocarbons are more completely combusted.

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