Accession Number : ADA266469


Title :   Effectiveness and Hazards of Using Dry Ice to Cool a Casualty Bag


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)


Personal Author(s) : Osczevski, Randall J ; Tremblay-Lutter, J F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266469.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : A small, battery-powered fan heater charged with dry-ice was used in the air space of a casualty bag. The cooling power averaged less than 50 watts. In a hot environment, more than twice this cooling power is needed. When the carbon dioxide was allowed to leak into the airspace the concentration rose to a level that would be uncomfortable but not toxic.


Descriptors :   *CASUALTIES , *AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT , ENVIRONMENTS , HAZARDS , HUMANS , AIR , CANADA , DIFFUSION , HEAT , DIOXIDES , BAGS , HEATERS , CARBON DIOXIDE , POWER , FANS , CARBON , COOLING , ICE , AIR SPACE


Subject Categories : Weapons Effects(biological)
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE