Accession Number : AD0770162

Title :   Evaluation of Granular Baralyme Carbon Dioxide Absorbent in Place of Shell Natron for Use with the Deep-Sea Helium-Oxygen Diving Outfit,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Goodman,M. W. ; Workman,R. D. ; Wallace,K. W.

Report Date : 08 JUL 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Granular Baralyme was evaluated to determine its suitability for use as the chemical carbon dioxide absorbing agent for the deep-sea helium-oxygen apparatus. It was felt that Shell Natron, a caustic, should be superceded by a less hazardous material. It was concluded that Granular Baralyme performs satisfactorily in all respects. Accompanying specified alternations of helium-oxygen diving techniques are trivial. It is recommended that a BUSHIPS Instruction authorizing the use of Granular Baralyme be issued. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Adsorbents, Carbon dioxide), Diving, Helium, Oxygen

Subject Categories : Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE