Closed-Circuit oxygen apparatus: Minimizing risks for improved efficiency

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Title: Closed-Circuit oxygen apparatus: Minimizing risks for improved efficiency
Author: Sanders, GS; Wendell, FE
Abstract: The use of closed-circuit oxygen underwater breathing apparatus (rebreathers) has been limited by inherent risks associated with oxygen diving. Advantages over other diving modes in applications where efficiency is enhanced by a bubble-free environment has led to an increase in closed-circuit apparatus use by non-military divers. The California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are using closed-circuit apparatus in lieu of conventional scuba to capture sea otters (Enhydra lutris) along the California coast. With proper training and strict operational guidelines, closed-circuit apparatus may be used safely for scientific diving applications. However, operational needs must justify the use of this equipment.
Description: American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9376
Date: 1991

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