Re-inventing the wheel

Electroless nickel coatings boost the efficiency of automotive engines

Tony Hart - March 08, 2013

Compressor Wheel

Improving overall engine performance in relation to fuel economy is crucial to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving fossil fuel stocks.

One recent innovation is the small aluminum alloy “compressor wheel” which is installed in the exhaust gas recirculation system of engines to increase operating efficiency.

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Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018

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Feature Story:
A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.