Accession Number:

ADD019557

Title:

Accelerated Gas Removal from Divers' Tissues Utilizing Gas Metabolizing Bacteria

Descriptive Note:

Patent, filed 6 May 1997, patented 13 Jul 1999

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-07-13

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE