Accession Number : AD0467500


Title :   A PROPOSED SYSTEM FOR SUPPLYING AIR TO A HYPOTHETICAL UNDEROCEAN SEABEE BASE. 2. THE VENTURI GAS EXCHANGER


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jul 1963-Jul 1965


Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA


Personal Author(s) : Vind, Harold P ; Langguth, Arthur


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/467500.pdf


Report Date : 16 Jun 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : A device called a 'venturi gas exchanger' was designed and constructed. The function of the device is to continuously scrub the interior atmosphere of a simulated underwater chamber in sea water. The only source of oxygen in the experimental chamber is that removed from the sea water during the scrubbing process, and the only means for removing carbon dioxide from the chamber is the same scrubbing process. A microburner can be kept burning indefinitely in the chamber; and two rats were maintained in the chamber for an entire eight hour day. During their stay in the chamber, the rats appeared to be comfortable and they suffered no discernible ill effects from the experience. Future plans call for the construction of a submersible model of the venturi gas exchanger which will be employed to ventilate a submerged manned enclosure.


Descriptors :   *SUBMERSIBLES , *CLOSED ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS , *UNDERWATER LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS , MILITARY FACILITIES , VENTILATION , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , NAVAL RESEARCH , CIVIL ENGINEERING , CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES , CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS , GAS PUMPS


Subject Categories : Life Support Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE