Accession Number:

AD0019360

Title:

Operation Hideout

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL TECHNOLOGICAL INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

172.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE