NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL TECHNOLOGICAL INST
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The effects of prolonged exposures to high concentrations of CO2 were studied. Twenty-two seamen and a medical officer were sealed for 60 days in 5 compartments of the USS Haddock, a fleet-type submarine equipped with a caustic scrubber for removing excess CO2. The scrubber adequately removed CO2 at an average rate of 9.77 lbhr at an average caustic utilization of 90.3. The desired 1.5 CO2 atmosphere was maintained. As expected, the averages were higher than those for maintaining the 1 CO2 atmosphere for which the unit was designed. The absence of odors and cigarette smoke was attributed to the scrubber action.
- Stress Physiology
- Hygiene and Sanitation