Creating a better O2 tank?

I'm looking for a group of "better mousetrap" types who might help me
tackle a problem. Existing oxygen tanks are heavy, expensive,
unsightly & not-very-portable. Looking to come up with something that
might be more consumer-friendly. Also interested in filtering systems
that can help seniors living in polluted environments breathe easier.
Anyone interested?
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stevenliu71
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Dear stevenliu71:
Sequal makes a medical grade oxygen concentrator (system) that is highly portable, and makes low pressure oxygen using atmospheric air and wall power. Is that sufficient, or will you insist on redesigning a small, high pressure "bomb" filled with the substance that gave oxidizer its name? The insurance companies will love your money.
Pressurize their living space, and do it with a blower that draws outside air through HEPA filtration, a (de)humidification step, an intense UV source, followed by a carbon filter.
David A. Smith
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N:dlzc D:aol T:com (dlzc)
There are steel tanks and there are aluminum tanks - there may even be wound filament tanks - but oxygen is an unforgiving gas. The airlines (used to?) use 1 person emergency generators, which fire with a spring percussion hammer. With the invalid and sport diving markets alive and kicking, you are probably going to scratch quite hard to find the better mouse trap you have in mind.
Good Luck
Brian Whatcott Altus OK
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Brian Whatcott
There are. You can get them in carbon, aramid, fiberglass, or composite wrapped steel (the last one is a nice compromise since you get composite strength but the durability on the gas side of metal).
Still do, but they only run for about 10-20 minutes. It's one generator per overhear panel, so they'll supply 1-4 people. The biggest problem is that it's an unthrottled chemical reaction...once you fire it, it generates O2 continuosly until it runs out of reagent, regardless of demand.
Tom.
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Tom Sanderson

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