Accession Number : AD0710006

Title :   PROCEEDINGS: PURITY STANDARDS FOR DIVERS BREATHING GAS SYMPOSIUM HELD AT BATTELLE LECTURE HALL, COLUMBUS, OHIO, ON JULY 8, 9, 1970.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO COLUMBUS LABS

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 326

Abstract : Reported incidents of gross contamination in some of the divers breathing air systems on board U. S. Navy ships initiated an extensive effort to minimize this condition. The methods for such minimizations have been investigated and resulting techniques are being implemented. However, the source of contamination and the resultant physiological effect in a hyperbaric environment are not well established. A symposium was held as a first step towards a more adequate definition of purity standards. The symposium covered the following topics: Physiological effects; Gas processing; Gas monitoring; and Divers support system design. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIFE SUPPORT, *DIVING), (*BREATHING APPARATUS, CONTAMINATION), IMPURITIES, STANDARDS, SYMPOSIA, NAVAL RESEARCH, CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), OXYGEN, NITROGEN, HELIUM, TOXICITY

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE