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Ammount of oxygen consumed and carbon dioxide produced

  1. Sep 20, 2011 #1
    Is there anyway to find out or approximate how much carbon dioxide a person produces per day, how much oxygen does a plant produce per day. And do different species of plants produce different amounts of oxygen?
     
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  3. Sep 20, 2011 #2

    epenguin

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    Not knowing offhand I just googled and the first thing that came up seems OK. http://100777.com/node/1278
    If that is known there must obviously be experimental methods to determine it. Not hard to imagine methods to measure a person's current oxygen consumption.
    Lots of ongoing research for more complicated things, sports medicine etc.
    I have seen a calorimeter where they shut a person in for even 24h and measure that, heat production and lots of other stuff over the period.
     
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  4. Sep 20, 2011 #3

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    The amount of carbon dioxide given off per human per day

    http://cdiac.ornl.gov/pns/faq.html

    Amount of oxygen

    http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/newton/askasci/1993/biology/bio027.htm

    And another estimate considers the percent of oxygen expelled back into the air along with the carbon dioxide.

    http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/respiratory/question98.htm
     
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