Advanced Low Platinum Group Metal Three-Way Catalysts for Tier 2 and LEV II Compliance 2001-01-0659
A breakthrough catalyst technology utilizing new mixed metal oxides in conjunction with Platinum Group Metals has been developed. Stable synergies are designed into the catalyst washcoat that enable high performance and durability to be achieved at low Platinum Group Metal usage. Extensive vehicle data is reported on catalysts aged using a variety of high-temperature accelerated aging cycles. Vehicle performance at the LEV, ULEV and LEV-II levels is discussed in the context of unique calibration-catalyst interactions. Conclusions concerning further areas of improvement and future applications are also reviewed.