[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Dr. Panayotis Dimopoulos
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Honeycomb Catalyst

Caption: This honeycomb catalyst from a racing car was the trigger which gave the Empa researchers the idea of developing the Foamcat. A small area of the monolith has melted, but neighboring areas are almost unused, indicating that the exhaust gas flow is poorly distributed through the device.

Credit: Empa

Usage Restrictions: None

Related news release: Ceramic foam cleans up exhaust gases

[ Back to EurekAlert! ]