Accession Number:

AD0258753

Title:

LITHIUM HYDROXIDE CANISTERS FOR PERSONNEL SHELTERS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Report Date:

1961-06-13

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Because present hand-operated blowers at low crank speeds would not deliver enough air for a personnel shelter through the standard lithium hydroxide canister, a canister-blower device with two canisters paralleled was developed by NCEL. The device will deliver 15 cfm of air with 3 CO2 at a crank speed of 29 rpm. The unit reduced the CO2 in a 500 cu ft sealed room fromABOUT 3 TO 12 during the first hours run in subsequent runs the reduction from 3 became succeedingly less. During the eighth and final run the concentration was reduced to just 2. Good performance was obtained when air with 3 CO2 was passed through a canister at 7-12 cfm. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE