Accession Number:

ADA030851

Title:

Breathing Oxygen: Purity of Oxygen Generated by a Fluomine-Based System

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. Sep 1974-Jun 1975

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Oxygen from a fluomine-based open-loop oxygen-generating system OLOGS was analyzed for purity. Major contaminants observed in the product oxygen were H2O, CO2, and CO. The accumulated CO 20-50 ppm is not considered harmful, nor is CO2 150-300 ppm harmful. H2O accumulation was strongly affected by its concentration in supply air and varied between 100 ppm and 5 oxygen life-support hardware requires its removal. Normal operation of a fluomine-based OLOGS should produce oxygen remarkably free of contamination due to chemical off-gassing.

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE