Accession Number : AD0722018

Title :   A Method for Determining O2 and CO2 from Test Subjects Wearing Scuba Diving Equipment under Water.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH UNIT NATICK MASS

Personal Author(s) : Reins,Dale A.

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A method is described for determining oxygen consumption for indirect calorimetric calculation of metabolic changes for men under water while using standard SCUBA diving equipment. Carbon dioxide is also measured and the respiratory quotient (RQ) obtained gives credence to the assumption that measurements are valid. Mean RQ from 178 measurements was 0.8346 plus or minus a standard error of the mean of .0062. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RESPIRATION, *DIVING), (*OXYGEN CONSUMPTION, DIVING), (*BREATHING APPARATUS, DIVING), (*UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT, RESPIRATION), METABOLISM, UNDERWATER CLOTHING, OXYGEN, CARBON DIOXIDE, MEASUREMENT, CALORIMETRY

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE