History of Catalytic Converters
A catalytic converter is a relatively simple device that converters harmful emissions from gasoline engines to carbon dioxide and water. In 1975, the United States Environmental Agency required that all new vehicles produced in the United States were required to include a catalytic converter as a component of the exhaust system of the vehicle. Forty years later, this equates to millions of the devices in use on the roads and highways. As a result, large quantities of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide have been eliminated from the environment thus improving our air quality by virtually eliminating these pollutants. Serious pollutants were especially problematic in the larger metropolitan areas, and the use of catalytic converters has significantly reduced the smog that was so detrimental to our environment.