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Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Air Scrubbers

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UF IND Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Air scrubbers remove excess carbon dioxide from the premises and maintain a comfortable and safe level of carbon dioxide in your room. CO2 Scrubbers make it possible to keep indoors the stable ambient carbon dioxide level, even about 400ppm.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Air scrubbers may be used to maintain the high indoor air quality in premises in those cases when:

  • For some reason, ventilation cannot supply enough fresh outdoor air to maintain a comfortable and safe level of carbon dioxide in the premises.
  • Carbon dioxide absorbers is be used in addition to ventilation.
  • There is no ventilation in the room

The contemporary method which is used in UF IND CO2 Scrubbers for removing excess carbon dioxide from the premises is the application of the special absorbent. When the absorptive capacity of the material is utilized, it is easily regenerated without losing its properties. The lower the concentration of carbon dioxide necessary to maintain in the premises, the greater the amount of absorbent is needed.

UF IND Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Air Scrubbers are working on a set program and do not require frequent servicing. Servicing includes the replacement of pre- and post-filters. Frequency of change depends on the quality of air flowing into them; as a rule for pre-filter it is 6-9 months, for post-filter- 12-24 months. Therefore, labor costs for servicing UF IND Carbon Dioxide Air Scrubbers are minimal.

Installation of CO2  Air Scrubbers help to reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide in the room to set values.

Simulated high altitude chambers, tents, rooms

Reducing CO2 concentration during simulated high attitude training can enhance athletic performance, as well physiological adaptations.

Underground shelters and bunkers

Carbon dioxide air  scrubbers keep carbon dioxide level in underground shelters and bunkers .....

Hospitals surgery room

Clean air is vital to hospital surgery room to protect patients and staff from high CO2 concentration.

High altitude training and CO2. How to breathe mountain air during simulated high altitude training

CO2 level at the real high altitude in the mountains - 0,03% СO2.

Typical CO2 level in high altitude chambers, tents, rooms - 0,5% СO2. Elevated CO2 level in high altitude training chambers trigger hypercapnia symptoms and make hypoxia symptoms worse. 

High altitude training is also known as hypoxic training.

It involves exercising or living in oxygen reduced air. Altitude training at high altitude has been used by competitive athletes for many decades and it can have a significant effect on athletic performance. Simulated high altitude training  at the sea level has the same benefits as high altitude training somewhere at the mountains. For this purpose you may use high altitude training chambers or tents. High altitude training chambers or tents for sleeping are air tight. Fresh air supply in high altitude training chambers or tents is not sufficient.

But if you really want to breathe the mountain air during high altitude training you should remember that in the mountains the air is clean and CO2 (carbon dioxide) level there is only 0,03%.

During sleeping in the high altitude chamber or tent one person produces(exhales) about 5,27 gallons /24 l CO2 per hour. During training in the high altitude training chambers and tents  CO2 hour production rate can be 50 gallons /240 l of pure carbon dioxide(CO2) or even more. That is why CO2 level in the high altitude training facilities in most cases reaches 0,5% or even 1% CO2. ASHRAE recommends indoor CO2 levels not exceed 0,1%.

If environments containing high concentrations of carbon dioxide during high altitude training or sleeping it can lead to hypercapnia - a condition where there is too much CO2 in the blood.

Symptoms of mild hypercapnia:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Shortage of breathe
  • Full pulse
  • Flushed skin
  • Elevation in arterial blood pressure

Elevated CO2 level during high altitude training can trigger hypoxia symptoms or make them worse. 

Though hypoxic generators or air separation units are not able to support CO2 level low, to remove the build up of carbon dioxide being produced by metabolism during high altitude training or sleeping one should use CO2 scrubber.

People produce carbon dioxide while breathing and it is a the major pollutant in the premises. A typical human exhales about 1 kg of carbon dioxide per day. In the underground shelters and bunkers or in the safe sealed room it’s not the lack of oxygen that could kill people, it’s the buildup of carbon dioxide. That is why control of the carbon dioxide (CO2) content of the air in the underground shelters and bunkers or in the safe room by carbon dioxide air scrubbers is extremely important.

It is worth to equip underground shelters and bunkers with carbon dioxide scrubber because during the first hours of a nuclear attack, smoke, carbon monoxide, and radiation particles could overcome the ventilation and filtration systems. Using proper portable carbon dioxide air scrubbers in underground shelters and bunkers or in the safe room people may stay without ventilation for several days.

In case of ground fires, the air blowers of ventilation should not be turned on to bring in fresh air. During this time, people in the shelters must breathe in a sealed shelter atmosphere.

Unventilated safe rooms or underground shelters and bunkers that are tightly sealed cannot be occupied for long periods without the risk of high carbon dioxide levels if they are not equipped with carbon dioxide scrubbers.

In case if you plan to accommodate more people than your underground shelter and bunker can accommodate, carbon dioxide scrubber is must to have.

The duration is shown below for different number of adults in the same sealed shelter.

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