posted on Oct, 25 2017 @ 12:20 PM
If this is indeed hypercapnia then simply evening out the oxygen flow will not really help things. More or even oxygen flow will do little to blow of
CO2. The simplest way to lower Co2 levels is to increase your respiratory rate. The eventual solution may be more complicated than fixing a valve or
Of course this get complicated even in a pressurized aircraft when you have to start factoring in individual metabolism, stress, all those gas laws
(Charles, Henry's etc)
What the need to do is to put a capnography device (aka end tidal CO2) on the pilots and measure exhaled CO2 during flight and go from there.
Actually to be honest this kind of stuff is right in my bread basket as we transport kids with sick lungs via aircraft and have to deal with both
oxygenation and carbon dioxide issues all the time.
edit on 10/25/17 by FredT because: (no reason given)