6. Automotive Catalyst

  1. Ronald M. Heck,
  2. Robert J. Farrauto and
  3. Suresh T. Gulati

Published Online: 11 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118397749.ch6

Catalytic Air Pollution Control, Third Edition

Catalytic Air Pollution Control, Third Edition

How to Cite

Heck, R. M., Farrauto, R. J. and Gulati, S. T. (2009) Automotive Catalyst, in Catalytic Air Pollution Control, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118397749.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470275030

Online ISBN: 9781118397749



  • automotive catalyst;
  • catalytic reactions;
  • catalytic converter;
  • oxidation catalyst;
  • TWC technologies


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Emissions and Regulations

  • The Catalytic Reactions for Pollution Abatement

  • The Physical Structure of the Catalytic Converter

  • First-Generation Converters: Oxidation Catalyst (1976–1979)

  • NOx, CO and HC Reduction: The Second Generation: The Three-Way Catalyst (19796–1986)

  • Vehicle Test Procedures (U.S., European, and Japanese)

  • NOx, CO, and HC Reduction: The Third Generation (19866–1992)

  • Palladium TWC Catalyst: The Fourth Generation (Mid-1990s)

  • Low-Emission Catalyst Technologies

  • Modern TWC Technologies for the 2000s

  • Toward a Zero-Emission Stoichiometric Spark-Ignited Vehicle

  • Engineered Catalyst Design

  • Lean-Burn Spark-Ignited Gasoline Engine