Accession Number : AD0283845

Title :   BARALYME AND MOLECULAR SIEVE PASSIVE AIR REGENERATION STUDIES FOR MANNED SEALED ENVIRONMENTS

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : KEATING,DONALD A.

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The feasibility of using the solid chemicals baralyme and molecular sieve to passively remove carbon dioxide and water vapor from seal d e viro men for life support in aerospace flight was investigated. Sealed environment research using human subjects demonstrated that the air can be regenerated with these chemicals without using blowers or fans. These experiments indicate that approxi ately 0.24 poun of b ralyme per hour per a is required for passive con rol of carbon dioxide, and 0.94 pound of molecular sieve per hour per man is required for passive control of water vapor.

Descriptors :   *CLOSED-CYCLE ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS, *OXYGEN, CARBON DIOXIDE, FILTERS (FLUID), GONDOLAS, HUMIDITY, PURIFICATION, TEMPERATURE, WATER VAPOR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE