Accession Number : AD0837191

Title :   PORTABLE SMOKE AND GAS REMOVAL UNIT FOR PERSONNEL SHELTERS - FEASIBILITY STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Hodgson, A. S.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A feasibility study has been carried out to determine if a portable unit is a practical approach to the problem of removing smoke and gases produced by small fires in personnel shelters. The literature survey revealed that, although air purification in sealed shelters has been thoroughly investigated, no equipment exists which is suitable for this application. It has been found that an appropriate combination of filtration and adsorption elements combined into a single unit will satisfy the requirements. These elements will remove particulate matter, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and other toxic gases from the polluted air. However, in view of the assumptions that have been made and the lack of experimental data on some of the elements, it will be necessary to construct and test a prototype unit before a definite conclusion can be reached on the usefulness of the concept. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELTERS, SMOKE), (*SMOKE, REMOVAL), AIR, PURIFICATION, ADSORPTION, FIRE SAFETY, HUMANS, ACCEPTABILITY, SPECIFICATIONS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, FLUID FILTERS, CARBON DIOXIDE, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, GLASS TEXTILES.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE