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Fast oxygen absorber

  1. Jun 8, 2005 #1
    I am working on a project of a medical equipment which is supposed to absorb oxygen at a rate similar to the human body. I am looking for a process or a substance that would absorb about 200-300 ml of oxygen per minute. I can't use fire or anything that explodes. I was thinking about iron powder, but I don't think the oxydation reaction would have the correct rate. Does anyone know if iron is OK? Any other suggestions?

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    Tiago
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2005 #2

    Gokul43201

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    Have you looked into standar bulk getters like barium or titanium ? By fixing the mass of the getter and its temperature, you can tune the gettering rate.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2005 #3
    Thanks a lot for the help. I really think bulk getters are what I need, though I'm not familiar with the term. I've googled "bulk getters", but I didn't find a lot of information that could help me. Do you know any websites or books with information about bulk getters or where to buy them?
     
  5. Jun 10, 2005 #4

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    Pyrogallol solution?
     
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