STATISTICAL DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPORT WHICH REFLECTS THE NEED FOR CATALYSTS

Peter Kačmáry, Martin Straka
2020 Acta Tecnología  
This paper deals with the analysis and expected development of freight transport and especially road freight transport in Slovakia and in the European Union. Transport, which ensures the movement of goods, animals and people in all countries around the world, has a significant influence on the development of the national economy. However, this development of transport has a negative impact on the global ecological situation, and therefore devices, that eliminate this impact, are still
more » ... are still developing at the same time. These devices include catalytic converters (catalysts) for exhaust systems fitted to all modern propulsion systems of road, rail and water vehicles that use burning petrol or diesel. Based on the development of transport, the need for catalysts is derived, which still use elements of the PGMs (Platinum Group Metals). The result of the article is an analysis and expected predicted development of freight transport and road freight transport in both cases - in Slovakia and in the EU, which will affect the future demand for PGMs.
doi:10.22306/atec.v6i4.97 fatcat:oblit6zsdnbednimlk4wels3vi