What are O2 Sensors?
Every new car, and most cars produced after 1980, have an oxygen sensor. The sensor is part of the emissions control system and feeds data to the engine management computer. The goal of the sensor is to help the engine run as efficiently as possible and also to produce as few emissions as possible. Read more…
The oxygen sensor is positioned in the exhaust pipe and can detect rich and lean mixtures. The mechanism in most sensors involves a chemical reaction that generates a voltage. The engine’s computer looks at the voltage to determine if the mixture is rich or lean, and adjusts the amount of fuel entering the engine accordingly. Read more…
It’s all about Platinum. This diagram shows were the Platinum is.
The recycling process
The collection process begins with you. Muffler shops, Repair Garages, Smog certifiers, Dismantlers, Wrecking yards and Catalytic Converter buyers and sellers all have a part in the collection of O2 sensors. The O2 sensor is simply removed from the Catalytic Converter and stored up until the collector wants to recycle them and cash in his or her load of Scrap O2 sensors by sending them to us.
Once the O2 sensor is stripped of it’s wires and brackets it is sent to a company like ours. The O2 sensor is then place into machines that extract the Platinum ladened ceramic. Some machines chop up or beat up the O2 sensor to turn it all into super fine particles and then the ceramic is vacuumed off and refined. The process for removing the precious metals in most cases is a closely guarded “Trade Secret”, so more information on deconstruction of the O2 sensor is “Off Limits”. Sorry.
Finally, when the Ceramic is removed from the O2 sensor by vacuum or others means (just like the Catalyst from a Catalytic Converter), it is all put into the fire filled furnace. After a certain point, the ceramic and sludge rises to the top and is skimmed off. What you have left is a very high percentage of Platinum and other precious metals. This is poured out and left to cool as a large ingot. But, it is not pure yet. It goes through more refining processes to become pure.
Send us your O2 Sensors and get paid fast!
You may be surprised to find out that not all O2 Sensors are worth the same. That’s right. Some are worth more than others. The offer price really reflects the average of value that can be recycled. Check todays offer to see how much your O2 Sensors are worth.
Most people get their Scrap O2 Sensors from Scrap Catalytic Converters. This takes time and energy. We know you are excited to turn in your Scrap O2 Sensors for cash, but, before you pack your box, you will need a packing label. Just fill it out and add the weight of your box last.
Ok, it’s time to pack your boxes, send us your Scrap O2 Sensors and get paid! It’s as easy as 1,2,3. First, how would you like to get your boxes for FREE?That’s right FREE and delivered to your door! Second,we will show you how to pack your boxes for a secure delivery. Third, it’s pay day!
Many companies that send us Scrap O2 Sensors are also buying and selling Scrap Catalytic Converters. Have you ever thought of getting more money for your Catalytic Converters through recycling? Let us show you how & why you should make more money than just selling by the unit.