Accession Number:

AD0601005

Title:

A STUDY OF CARBON DIOXIDE ELIMINATION FROM SCUBA, WITH STANDARD AND MODIFIED CANISTERS OF THE U. S. NAVY CLOSED-CIRCUIT OXYGEN RIG

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

The canister from a U. S. Navy Standard Oxygen Closed Circuit Breathing Apparatus was modified to accomodate reduced loads of pellet Baralyme. Polystyrene rods, inserted longitudinally, were used to occupy the vacated intracanister space. In a controlled laboratory environment, and with a mechanical respirator for the simulation of respiratory and CO2 production values, the relationships between absorbent weight and swimming duration were determined. A number of canister design and absorbent function characteristics were concurrently studied.

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE