Triton Oxygen Respirator Extracts Air Underwater
A new invention is going to completely change the world of snorkelers, scuba divers, and even just your everyday swimmers. Not to mention your emergency responders. Anyone who might need a hit of oxygen.
Think "artificial gill". For that's basically what's been developed. Called the 'Triton Oxygen Respirator' this device will do away with the need for divers to carry heavy oxygen tanks, or for snorkelers to worry about ingesting water while diving.
This device contains a series of tiny threads, which contain microscopic holes. The holes are smaller than water molecules. Essentially, the device separates the oxygen from the water molecule. The device can also be weighted, allowing divers to go down, without their needing to lug bulky equipment.
Another use of the device is to provide oxygen to emergency responders. A single pack can hold and filter 2 or 3 liters of water, which would allow enough oxygen for a rescuer to get through to victims, in heavy smoke or water conditions.
The implications for the diving and swimming industry are huge. Imagine, basically, being able to breathe, under water. It seems simple, if you think about it. Remember your high school chemistry class. That's where you learned that water is H2O. Well, that that O stands for oxygen, and there should be a way to separate it from the two H's. Fish do it all the time with their gill system.
Well this new device essentially mimics that function. In fact, it sounds downright simple – if fish can do it, why can't we! I think the uses for such are device are beyond imagination right now. Imagine if every swimmer were able to carry this device with them. Every shipping vessel. We could actually prevent tragic accidental drownings! As I said, I can imagine a huge use for such a device and look forward to its coming to market!