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Catalyst

An event that directly or indirectly causes another event. For example, a positive earnings report may be a catalyst for a stock to rise in price. Likewise, conservative financial management may be a catalyst for long-term sustainability.
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Many states have Web sites that steer mechanics to bona fide recyclers for disposal of catalytic converters.
In the past, however, Lerner and other scientists working with catalytic antibodies dismissed such findings, attributing them to contamination with traditional enzymes.
Although electric heaters emit some longer-wave i-r, they do so at much lower intensity than do catalytic heaters.
Engineered using steel plates that wrap securely around the catalytic converter
In addition to aluminum wheels and catalytic converters, Standard mines the batteries, radiators and condensers from vehicles.
other catalytic assemblies, which are composed of some form of pellets, agglomerate with the system vibration and reduce total surface area and activity level.
There were 15 reported catalytic converter thefts from Nov.
Maximizing catalytic converter returns is an area where the QRP group does not have a program.
Catalytic oxidation has proven to be a feasible technology in the abatement of VOC emissions.
To make their sensors, the researchers use three ingredients: 13-nanometer-wide gold particles adorned with short strands of DNA; strands of so-called catalytic DNA, which can snip apart other DNA, strands; and longer DNA strands to which the first two ingredients attach.
Brantford, Ontario, Canada, has received a letter of intent to supply machined exhaust manifolds and catalytic converter containers to Nissan North American, Inc.