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Relating to or effecting catalysis.


Relating to or effecting catalysis.


(kă-tăl′ĭ-sĭs) [Gr. katalysis, dissolution]
The speeding of a chemical reaction by a catalyst.
catalytic (kăt-ă-lĭt′ĭk), adjective
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Roughly 10 percent of the world supply of PGMs comes from recycled catalytic converters, a figure that has grown steadily in the past quarter-century.
Antibodies are "almost surely catalytic, but we tend not to use that word until we know the whole mechanism," says Lerner.
Also shown is a curve for a catalytic heater operating at 750 F.
The Catlock[TM], as featured in the Arizona Republic newspaper, is a new catalytic converter anti-theft device that is:
Gold Standard Auto Wreckers, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, says auto recyclers, regardless of size, most likely recover aluminum wheels and catalytic converters for recycling as standard operating procedure.
Without them, enzymes could not carry out the catalytic duties crucial to life, Robertson and Miller point out.
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.
In a crime that often leaves victims scratching their heads, a rash of catalytic converter thefts has hit the Santa Clarita Valley.
In the northern and eastern areas of the United States and in Canada, winter months can be slow for those accumulating catalytic converters.
APPLICATION: Catalytic incineration is a feasible technology for removing volatile organic compounds and malodorous sulfur-containing emissions at low operating temperatures.