catalytic converter monolith

catalytic converter monolith

This honeycomb-like substrate is referred to as a monolith. It is covered in a washcoat that contains the catalyst itself.

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JD Laukkonen

JD Laukkonen turned wrenches in the north end of Seattle for a decade, so he's no stranger to the inner workings of modern automobiles. He has worked as a freelance writer since closing his shop in 2007, and he currently covers automotive technology for

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