Accession Number:

ADA525641

Title:

Design and Construction of a Small Whole Body Inhalation Chamber

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Aug-Sep 2008

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER (DET) WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EFFECTS LAB

Report Date:

2010-07-30

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

An animal model whole body inhalation study of carbon monoxide gas necessitated the development of an exposure chamber and suitable caging for both the exposure and subsequent treatment with hyperbaric oxygen of test animals. The exposure chamber was constructed from both polycarbonate and acrylic plastics. It uses a plenum design for both the input and the exhaust systems to assure uniform distribution of the carbon monoxide vapors within the exposure chamber. This chamber design is also suitable for use with other gases provided they are chemically compatible with acrylic, and polycarbonate.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE