Accelerated Gas Removal from Divers' Tissues Utilizing Gas Metabolizing Bacteria
Patent, filed 6 May 1997, patented 13 Jul 1999
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This invention relates to a method for biochemical assistance in the decompression of divers using a breathing mixture of oxygen and a nitrogen or hydrogen gas diluent and a product for accomplishing the decompression More particularly, this invention relates to a process for assisting in the removal of hydrogen gas H2 or nitrogen gas N2 from the systems of divers breathing H2 or N2 mixtures under hyperbaric conditions and a product for accomplishing decompression assistance. This product and method supplements and accelerates the removal of hydrogen and nitrogen gas that occurs spontaneously during conventional decompression of divers.
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