For every Chrysler vehicle, it is important have a good and reliable parts that can stand the demands of every terrain a Chrysler vehicle encounters. It is also important to have a comfortable interior even if some Chrysler models are not designed as luxurious as the others. And while Chrysler are concerned with the reliability and comfort of their vehicles, they never neglect their responsibility to the environment, thus every Chrysler posses an environment friendly part by the form of the catalytic converter.
A catalytic converter is a device which is part of the exhaust system that converts the harmful gasses emitted from the combustion before it mixes with the air outside. As the engine mixes a certain amount of air which is combined with the fuel needed for the vehicle to move, there are several gases that are emitted. This is sometimes referred to as the combustion gases which come in the form of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides. The carbon monoxide of the CO is a poisonous gas which is colorless and odorless which makes is difficult to detect by naked eye and the sense of smell. Hydrocarbons or the volatile organic compounds are gas which is produced from the unburned fuel from the engine combustion which in turn becomes an O3 or ground level ozone, in other words, a major cause of smog. The nitrogen oxides, the third harmful substance from the combustion contributes to smog and acid rain and also harmful when inhaled by human.
Without catalytic converter, these three will mix directly to the air and can affect the quality of air which could be unhealthy for human. By the help of the catalytic converter, there three will convert into a less harmful substance that when mixed into the air has less effect on humans. When these gasses pass through the catalytic converter, it will undergo the process called oxidation of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide, reduction of nitrogen oxides to nitrogen, and oxidation of hydrocarbons or unburned fuel to carbon dioxide and water thus effectively reducing the harmful gases when it reaches the air.