Accession Number:

ADA434905

Title:

Integration of Sensor Technologies into Respirator Vapor Cartridges as End-of-Service-Life Indicators: Literature and Manufacturer's Review and Research Roadmap

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept. for Oct 2004-Jan 2005

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2005-05-06

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This report provides a state-of-the-art review of sensor integration into respirator vapor cartridges for end-of-service-life indication ESLI. The study identifies current research and available products for use as ESLI. In addition, this report provides a road map for research and development to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory NPPTL. The approach was to conduct a literature survey and to have detailed discussions with commercial manufacturers, user-group representatives, and key research groups. This report contains a library of research papers, patents, reports, and other communications discussing integration of various sensor technologies into protection equipment. The survey also provides current capabilities of commercial sensors. This report provides a review of the literature, the results of the discussions conducted, a description of the state of the art sensor technology, and concludes with recommendations for future research and development.

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE