Accession Number : ADA112779

Title :   Isobaric Inert Gas Counterdiffusion,


Personal Author(s) : Kent,Marthe Beckett

PDF Url : ADA112779

Report Date : 01 Nov 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 199

Abstract : There were 32 participants at this workshop representing various scientific disciplines, federal agencies and universities all with an interest in diving medicine. Session I which dealt with experiments and observations, presented not only an historical review but demonstrations of counterdiffusion. There were special presentations dealing with theoretical bases of isobaric supersaturation and with counterdiffusion in skin and eye and inert gas exchange in the middle ear. Session II dealt with the hypothesis and theory concerning isobaric inert gas counterdiffusion. There were presentations of theoretical models, a review of general theory and concepts and the effects of steady-state and transient gradients on counter-transport of inert gases. Session III consisted of a panel discussion dealing with the clarification of terminology. This field as well as others in any new and emerging scientific area has a confused terminology which needs to be well defined. Session IV covered the practical implications for decompression and therapy of decompression sickness and for open sea and chamber operations.

Descriptors :   *Diving, *Rare gases, *Diffusion, *Stress(Physiology), Breathing gases, Isobars(Pressure), Supersaturation, Bubbles, Decompression, Decompression sickness, Therapy, Gas exchange(Biology), Ear, Skin(Anatomy), Eye, Transport properties, Gradients, Steady state, Transients, Experimental data, Test methods

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE