The catalytic converter is an exhaust purification device installed at the vehicle's exhaust outlet. Through oxidation and reduction reactions, it transforms harmful gases such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides emitted from the vehicle exhaust into carbon dioxide, water, and nitrogen. The converter's filter core contains three rare precious metals: platinum, palladium, and rhodium. By dismantling the discarded catalytic converter canister and extracting the filter core, these metals can be further refined.
Small-scale recyclers typically disassemble the catalytic converter to obtain the filter core, which is then sold to smelters. Larger recyclers handle the metal recovery and refining process internally. Manual workshops often use dismantling machines to extract the filter core from the canister. However, this method is unsuitable for large enterprises due to significant safety risks and low automation levels, making it inefficient for high-volume tasks.
GEP ECOTECH has designed an efficient solution for catalytic converter recycling. Employing an industrial shredding system, the entire catalytic converter is rapidly crushed into small pieces. Subsequently, a magnetic separation system is utilized to extract iron, leaving the shredded filter core. The entire production line can operate automatically without manual intervention, significantly enhancing production capacity and reducing potential safety hazards.
GEP ECOTECH specializes in crushing, sorting, and recycling technologies. We offer production lines of various scales and levels for the metal recycling sector. Feel free to contact us for further discussions about your project.