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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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Increasing industrialization across the world in industries, such as automobile, chemical, textile, and increasing manufacturing of electrical equipment, and steel products drives the demand for industrial catalytic converters.
Two-wheeler catalytic converter market in APAC: Increased focus on curbing pollution is resulting in the implementation of various regulations to control two-wheeler emission in China.
Automotive catalytic converters at present are generally made up of materials such as platinum, palladium and rhodium, which are termed as catalysts.
In the range of 600 oC-900 oC, the catalytic activity of Ag/-Al2O3 with different loading shows little difference in quantity, while it also can be seen that the hydrogen at 800 oC-900 oC yields increased with increasing amount of Ag.
The plant's existing thermal afterburners would still be used to raise the temperature of the effluent, but because of catalytic action, the incineration temperature would be lowered to 625[degrees]F while still meeting the required 98.
All four were in a vehicle that deputies stopped near a neighborhood where a woman had just reported the theft of a catalytic converter from her car, Cambra said.
From the early 1990s, European auto manufacturers have been required to fit catalytic converters on new cars.
The activity measurements showed that high end-conversions of pinenes can be achieved by catalytic oxidation at relatively low operating temperatures.
Eventually, by using other catalytic DNA strands, these household kits may test for a variety of metal ions, including mercury, arsenic, and chromium, he says.
Catalytic stoves have always tested well in the laboratory, but for a time doubts lingered about how well they actually performed in the home.
Global Refinery Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units to 2015: Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts of All Active and Planned Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units is a comprehensive report on global fluid catalytic cracking capacity.
VALENCIA -- A group of thieves has a yen for certain kinds of metal, those found in the catalytic converters on the underbellies of Toyotas.