Pt 32.693 Pd 51.671 Rh 350.442 Au 62.051 Ag 0.769

CAR CATALYST OF THE WEEK & TIP OF THE WEEK

This week we present the KIA Picanto & HYUNDAI Auto cat. serial #TA311

Data

  • Car Private
  • Brand KIA
  • Ref TA311
Monolith A
Monolith B
Metal Price $/g
Type
Monolith A
Monolith B
Monolith C
Ceramic
Ceramic
Weight
Monolith A
Monolith B
Monolith C
224 g (0.49 lb)
350 g (0.77 lb)
Palladium
Monolith A
Monolith B
Metal Price
8341 PPM (8.34 g/kg)
3713 PPM (3.7 g/kg)
$55.5
Platinum
Monolith A
Monolith B
Metal Price
0
0
$33.5
Rhodium
Monolith A
Monolith B
Metal Price
41 PPM (0.04 g/kg)
516 PPM (0.51 g/kg)
$350
$ Value of the Monolith.
Monolith A
Monolith B
Monolith C
$106.8
$154.5
Total Value of the cat.
$261.3

Note: Please consider that the PGM (Pt, Pd, Rh) content might change from one catalytic to another (with the same serial #) due to its condition affected by mileage, weather conditions, etc. *Assay made with Niton XLT3GOLDD+

PRICE COMPARISON IN DIFFERENT APPS

App
AG Metals
Ecotrade
Elecat
AutoCatalyst
Bacmetall
Konbatas
Price
$261.3
$170
no data
$193.4
$50
$126
App
Price
AG Metals
$261.3
Ecotrade
$170
Elecat
$no data
AutoCatalyst
$193.4
Bacmetall
$50
Konbatas
$126

TIP OF THE WEEK

Measuring and Using Density of Precious Metals & Their Alloys as a Tool for Quality Control
Density is a measure of substance mass per volume.
The symbol mostly used to display density is ρ (rho). ρ = m/V
A simple method to determine the density is by using the principle of immersing a body into a fluid on a scale. The fluid level “goes up” according to the body volume and the weight “goes up” according the body’s volume multiplied by the fluid density.
When using distilled water (ρ = 1), the extra weight in gram will be equal to the volume in cm³ of the body.

An example: Measuring the density of pure silver using this method;

Step D
Calculate the density ρ = m/V
In this example: ρ = m/V = 100/9.5 = 10.5

Step E
Compare result with the theoretical density as a quality control tool.

For the density table of the precious metals and some of their alloys, please click here.

A.G. Metals

Ami Gur