Design and Construction of a Small Whole Body Inhalation Chamber
Technical rept. Aug-Sep 2008
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER (DET) WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EFFECTS LAB
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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.
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