Temet's Regenerative CO2 Filtration Unit Completes Long-Term Testing

Temet's Regenerative CO2 Filtration Unit Completes Long-Term Testing
Helsinki, Finland - May 5, 2009 - Temet announces the completion of long-term testing of Temet's Regenerative CO2 Filtration Unit. Testing was undertaken to investigate applications of the filtration unit in long term use. The test proceeded without any issues encountered, proving the viability of Temet's regenerative filtration technology as a long term use solution for hardened shelters.

Temet’s regenerative CO2 filtration unit uses regenerative filter technology to provide fresh air to sealed environments and eliminate storage and waste issues associated with previous CO2 scrubbers. Temet is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of hardened shelter critical equipment including blast valves, blast doors, NBC filtration systems and regenerative CO2 removal systems.

In any environment where fresh air cannot be supplied CO2 can rapidly build to life-threatening levels. Nuclear submarines, hardened shelters and the International Space Station are examples of environments where CO2 scrubbers are needed to reduce levels of CO2 to levels that sustain life.

Previous CO2 filters normally used either soda-lime or lithium hydroxide systems. These filters worked like a sponge, removing the CO2 from the air. When the filters became saturated with CO2, they needed to be replaced with fresh filters. This required storage of fresh and saturated filters.

Temet’s regenerative filters are designed to absorb and release CO2 from the air in a controlled process. This allows the use of the same filters for extreme long-duration situations without storage or waste problems. Temet’s regenerative CO2 filtration units are designed for quality air production and efficient use of space. The Temet CO2 filtration unit’s operation is automated to maximize shelter efficiency and comfort.

Temet is based in Helsinki, Finland. Temet has been designing, engineering and manufacturing protective solutions to clients worldwide since 1953. Temet product lines include blast protection products, blast and fire resistant protective products, NBC/CBRN filters and filtration units, CWA detectors and critical components of hardened shelters.


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