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Operating Room Environment Control. Part A: a Valve Cannister System for Anesthetic Gas Adsorption. Part B: a State-of-the-art Survey of Laminar Flow Operating Rooms. Part C: Three Laminar Flow ExperimentsAn anesthetic gas flow pop-off valve canister is described that is airtight and permits the patient to breath freely. Once its release mechanism is activated, the exhaust gases are collected at a hose adapter and passed through activated coal for adsorption. A survey of laminar air flow clean rooms is presented and the installation of laminar cross flow air systems in operating rooms is recommended. Laminar flow ventilation experiments determine drying period evaporation rates for chicken intestines, sponges, and sections of pig stomach.
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Meyer, J. S.
(Lehigh Univ. Bethlehem, PA, United States)
Kosovich, J.
(Wis. Univ. Madison, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1973
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Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center The 1972 Summer Inst. for Biomed. Eng.
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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