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Latest Invention: ‘Triton Oxygen Respirator Extracts Air Underwater’

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A brilliant invention yet a revolutionary.

A new invention looks set to change Scuba and diving in general. It’s shocking task lies in the idea of microscopic, nano scale ‘artificial Gills’, can effectively separate the Oxygen from the water while diving, on demand. A series of tiny threads or strands have microscopic holes along their width, which are smaller than water molecules.

It’s called the ‘Triton Oxygen Respirator‘ (Image Below), a miniature but incredible device that will do away for the need to move bulky tanks on dives, and allow the dives to last much, much longer than can be had with current equipment.

The weight accumulations will help emergency responders to move around more calmly too without having to move bulky and heavy tanks around with them. We inhale about 6 litres per minute (when resting) and maybe 10 times that when working tough, so a pack containing 2 or 3 litres of water will stockpile a generous supply of O2, enough to last long enough to pursuit and salvage people from smoke filled buildings.

The Scuba industry is thinking ahead onto commercial, private and military ships as a secure device expressed to all passengers and crew, aircraft too if they have to dive into the sea. It could also be used on land, by firefighters, with minor adjustments. All they’d need would be a small canister of water or something identical to a hydration backpack to excerpt O2 from..there’s lots of O2 in a particular litre of water..about 630 litres worth.

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  • Dolphintam

    for scuba divers oxygen is not enough,we breathe a mix of nitrogen and oxygen so they would have to perfect this. For burning buildings or even shallow water snorkeling it would be great,though.

  • http://almostreadytogoamish.blogspot.com/ Johnny

    But for those of us terrified of scuba, this does little to alleviate that irrational fear of being eaten by a shark or exploding in a decompression chamber like that guy in the James Bond film…

  • https://www.bookofbrilliantthings.com/ Chris Westin

    This can’t possibly work, for several reasons:

    (1) Breathing pure oxygen under pressure is toxic, and causes

    convulsions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxygen_toxicity .

    (2) The device can’t possibly generate enough gas at depth. The primary function of a scuba regulator is to deliver air (air is used, not oxygen, because of (1),) from the high pressure tank to the diver at a pressure equal to that of the surrounding water. From a physics perspective, your lungs are essentially balloons. The air has to be at the same pressure, otherwise the higher water pressure would slam your lungs shut, expelling all the air, and you wouldn’t be able to inhale. Every 33 ft of seawater adds one atmosphere of pressure (14+ psi; http://www.calctool.org/CALC/other/games/depth_press). In order to fill your lungs to the same capacity at a depth of 33 ft, you need twice the amount of gas. The deeper you go, the more gas you need (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyle%27s_law).

    (3) If you’re good on air, you’re often not limited by the contents of your tank, but by limits that prevent you from getting decompression sickness from the gas that dissolves in your body under pressure, like C02 in a soda. Even if they were to add a rebreather type arrangement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebreather) to get around the limits on the partial pressure of O2 that is toxic, you’d still be limited by the no-decompression limits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decompression_sickness).

    • Reason A Bubble

      People who say things like, “This can’t possibly work” are barnacles on the backside of progress.

      • Cerxi

        And the people who make these impossible designs and say “we can do this today” have the same effect, because people get disappointed and disillusioned when they find out they’ve been lied to, and the techology is never looked at again.

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  • Walter_Whyte

    I think this is the device Obi Wan & Qui Gon used to dive to Otoh Gunga!