A PROPOSED SYSTEM FOR SUPPLYING AIR TO A HYPOTHETICAL UNDEROCEAN SEABEE BASE. 2. THE VENTURI GAS EXCHANGER [report]

Harold P. Vind, Arthur Langguth
1965 unpublished
A device called a "venturi gas exchanger" was designed and constructed. The function of the device is to continuously scrub the interior atmosphere of a simulated underwater chamber in sea water. The only source of oxygen in the experimental chamber is that removed from the sea water during the scrubbing process, and the only means for removing carbon dioxide from the chamber is the same scrubbing process. A micro-burner can be kept burning indefinitely in the chamber; and two rats were
more » ... ed in the chamber for an entire eight hour day. During their stay in the chamber, the rats appeared to be comfortable and they suffered no discernible ill effects from the experience. Future plans call for the construction of a submersible model of the venturi gas exchanger which will be employed to ventilate a submerged chamber.
doi:10.21236/ad0467500 fatcat:kg7dkrpzpzgs7a7j5ton3fiuyi