Emergency Ventilatory Support Devices Based on Hydrogen Peroxide
Award last edited on: 6/17/2023

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Principal Investigator
Kenneth Abel

Company Information

Abel Company

Box 267 State Road 774 Route 1
Pembroke, VA 24136
   (540) 626-3037
Location: Single
Congr. District: 09
County: Giles

Phase I

Contract Number: 1R43HL035148-01
Start Date: 12/1/1985    Completed: 7/31/1986
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There is a clear need for an emergency oxygen delivery system that combines reliability, longterm storage capability, variable and controllable flow rate, small size, safety, and simplicity of use. Of the available oxygen storage media, chemical systems offer a reasonable likelihood of achieving such a system. This project will investigate the feasibility of using low-cost hydrogen peroxide as the oxygen storage media.National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Phase II

Contract Number: 2R44HL035148-02
Start Date: 4/17/1987    Completed: 4/16/1989
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(last award dollars: 1988)
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The general aim of this effort is the development of one or more chemical oxygen delivery systems using hydrogen peroxide as the oxygen storage medium. Results of studies during Phase I demonstrated that a compact system using the controlled catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide can be developed which will retain the reliability of chemical systems for long, unattended storage while approaching the cost competitiveness and convenience of the more familiar compressed gas cylinders. The specific aim of this project is the development, testing, and demonstration of an oxygen generator designed specifically for applications in which long storage life, moderate to large generation capacity, simplicity of use, reasonable cost, and/or safety are of importance.National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)