Technology and Engineering Teacher
The article offers information on industrial oxygen rebreathers, an underwater breathing equipment used by divers. It states that rebreather is an electromechanical device that supply breathing gas through infusion of oxygen and reprocessing of carbon dioxide by using a chemical scrubber. It mentions that most rebreathers comprise of breathing loop, breathing lungs, and a canister where the scrubber is placed with the partial pressure (pO2) sensors and interface devices like heads-up display (HUD) to show pO2 levels. It also discusses types of rebreathers such as the oxygen rebreather, the oldest rebreather mainly used by navy diver, and the semi-closed-circuit, used by recreational divers that supplies underwater duration with deeper maximum operating depth compared to oxygen rebreathers.
Original Publication Citation
Katsioloudis, P. J. (2010). Breathing like a fish. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 70(2), 6-10.
Katsioloudis, Petros J., "Breathing Like a Fish" (2010). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 197.