Chapter 4. Future Directions in Automobile Exhaust Catalysis

  1. William Smothers
  1. L. D. Ferguson

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291085.ch4

Proceedings of the 9th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 5/6

Proceedings of the 9th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 5/6

How to Cite

Ferguson, L. D. (1981) Future Directions in Automobile Exhaust Catalysis, in Proceedings of the 9th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 5/6 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291085.ch4

Author Information

  1. Ford Motor Co. 21500 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. 48121

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1981

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373897

Online ISBN: 9780470291085

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Keywords:

  • catalysts;
  • durability;
  • profitability;
  • simultaneously;
  • efficiency

Summary

The market potential for auto exhaust catalysts is a strong function of vehicle sales, emission standards, and fuel economy standards. As vehicle sales rise and fall, so do sales of catalysts. Emission and fuel economy standards, in establishing the performance and durability requirements of emission systems, affect the type, size, and other characteristics of emission systems used per vehicle. As a result, both the vehicle sales and the standards predominantly determine the market potential for auto exhaust catalyst