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Danish scientists are a step closer to helping those suffering from respiratory ailments thanks to a revolutionary new absorption crystal. Working out of the University of Southern Denmark the group has uncovered crystalline materials that are capable of pulling oxygen out of both air and water -which could eventually mark the end of the need to carry around large oxygen tanks.
The revolutionary crystalline material can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations, then control its release time depending on what the user needs. This new discovery could even benefit deep sea divers, giving them superhero-like abilities to stay submerged for extended periods of time without an oxygen tank.
This article was posted in October and when I did a search for it, I was rather surprised it hadnt been posted here.
One wouldnt have to panic if running short or air in the tanks, and if one didnt have to wear tanks at all.... well, thats a huge plus.
How would you expand your lungs to inhale?
Yes. That's why it's done artificially for those who can't breath on their own. Respiration requires two phases; inhaling provides fresh air, exhaling removes CO2 enhanced air.
Is it even necessary to expand the lungs to oxygenate to body ?
Okay, but what if these crystals enable a person to inhale water via some kind of mask that gets placed over their face and mouth, oxygenate the body by breathing through the crystals like a filter, and exhale the waste product CO2 ?
What about the liquid breathing technology?
like how a fetus draws oxygen through the umbilical cord without having to expand the lungs.
But as I said; pure oxygen under pressure is poisonous and breathing gasses under pressure induces the factor of decompression sickness.