Use of two primary breathing mixtures for enriched air diving operations

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Use of two primary breathing mixtures for enriched air diving operations

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dc.contributor.author Mastro, SJ en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-16T04:30:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-16T04:30:06Z
dc.date.issued 1989 en_US
dc.identifier.citation In: Lang, MA; Jaap, WC (ed). Diving for Science…1989. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences annual scientific diving symposium 28 September - 1 October 1989 Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/10223
dc.description American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/) en_US
dc.description.abstract In 1987, the National Undersea Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (NURC/UNCW) began using "optimal" Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN) mixtures with Equivalent Air Depth (EAD) diving techniques as a means of increasing bottom time and operational flexibility. Experience during the past two years has shown significant advantage of the EAD technique over NOAA Nitrox I. However, the use of optimal EAD techniques complicates logistics since different mixtures are required to compensate for minor depth changes. Based on NURC/UNCW's experience conducting a combination of over 700 NOAA Nitrox I and EAD dives, two EAN mixtures, 32% and 36%, can effectively provide optimal bottom times while simplifying logistics. This paper explains the advantage of the EAD method and the rationale for selection of these two EAN mixtures to cover the spectrum of normal scuba working depths. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) en_US
dc.subject scientific diving en_US
dc.subject proceedures en_US
dc.subject methods en_US
dc.subject NOAA en_US
dc.subject Nitrox en_US
dc.subject gas mixtures en_US
dc.subject Enriched Air Nitrox en_US
dc.subject nitrogen-oxygen en_US
dc.subject Equivalent Air Depth en_US
dc.subject EAN en_US
dc.subject EAD en_US
dc.title Use of two primary breathing mixtures for enriched air diving operations en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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