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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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  3. Jun 9, 2005 #2


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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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    Definition : http://computing-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/getter
    Brief Discussion : http://www.thevalvepage.com/valvetek/getter/getter.htm

    Reference for Titanium gettering : Stout and Gibbons, J. Appl. Phys., 26, 1488 (1955)

    Commercially made Ti powders : http://www.sumitomo-ti.co.jp/develop_e/hunmatu.html [Broken]

    Other commercially available getters :
    http://www.getters.com/zir_vana_tita_iron.html [Broken]

    Other references :
    http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5536302.html [Broken]
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  6. Jun 10, 2005 #5


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    Pyrogallol solution?
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