The first reliable oxygen rebreather developed by Henry Fleuss

The first reliable oxygen rebreather developed by Henry Fleuss

The first reliable oxygen rebreather was developed in 1878 by Henry Fleuss, an English seaman. Year at which he obtained a patent for a closed circuit system that used a tank of compress oxygen and a canister with ropes soaked in caustic potash. This absorbed the carbon dioxide from the exhaled gas to be recycled back to the diver. He tested his device in 1879 staying 1 hour underwater in a water tank.

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Henry Albert Fleuss

This absorbed the carbon dioxide from the exhaled gas to be recycled back to the diver. He tested his device in 1879 staying 1 hour underwater in a water tank.