Preventing explosions of hydrogen gas inhalers

Ryosuke Kurokawa, Shin Ichi Hirano, Yusuke Ichikawa, Goh Matsuo, Yoshiyasu Takefuji

研究成果: Review article査読

4 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Production and excretion of hydrogen (H2) gas in human was reported in 1969, since then it has been regarded as non-toxic molecule. For preventive and therapeutic medical uses, a possible treatment for cancer was reported and another article was published on how H2 acts as a therapeutic antioxidant by selectively reducing cytotoxic oxygen radicals. A variety of H2 gas inhalers have been available in the market for hospital and home uses. However, H2 is odorless and flammable or explosive ignited by static electricity. We have examined the safety of a variety of H2 gas concentrations from the viewpoint of flammability and explosion. We have also measured concentrations of H2 gas inhalers in the market respectively. This paper also details how to control H2 gas concentration for preventing explosions.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)160-162
ページ数3
ジャーナルMedical gas research
9
3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 神経科学(その他)
  • 麻酔学および疼痛医療

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