Accession Number:

ADA003431

Title:

An Oxygen-Sparing Mask.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr-1 Aug 74,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A mask has been developed which leads to very substantial oxygen saving without compromising the purity of the oxygen breathed, and without adding clumsy equipment to the subjects gear. The mask is designed so that during exhalation the CO2-contaminated oxygen coming from the alveoli is separated from the uncontaminated oxygen coming from the trachea, mouth, and mask dead space. The clean oxygen is stored and rebreathed during the next respiratory cycle.

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE