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+
Calculating Used Auto Catalytic Converter Value
The value of a used (scrap) Auto Catalytic Converter is based on its PGM content; palladium, platinum and rhodium
In order to evaluate the precious metals content, we need to know the monolith weight and its PGM assay.
Once we have these parameters, we can calculate the theoretical updated value based on The London Metals Exchange rates.
The relatively low contents of palladium, platinum and rhodium, at a range of 0.2 gram per Kg to a few grams per Kg, requires a precise assay process.
For a detailed explanation of the entire process, we have prepared a step-by-step guide accompanied by photos. To read the article press Article