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Platinum (903 words)
Platinum, together with palladium and rhodium, are primary elements in autocalysts that control vehicle exhausts emissions of hydro-carbons, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and particulate.
Platinum is used in fertilizers and explosives as a gauze for the catalytic conversion of ammonia to nitric acid.
Platinum is used as a refining catalyst in the petroleum industry.
USGS Minerals Information: Platinum-Group Metals (339 words)
Platinum, platinum alloys, and iridium are used as crucible materials for the growth of single crystals, especially oxides.
The chemical industry uses a significant amount of either platinum or a platinum-rhodium alloy catalyst in the form of gauze to catalyze the partial oxidation of ammonia to yield nitric oxide, which is the raw material for fertilizers, explosives, and nitric acid.
Platinum supported catalysts are used in the refining of crude oil, reforming, and other processes used in the production of high-octane gasoline and aromatic compounds for the petrochemical industry.
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