What is Oxygen Concentrator: The second wave of Corona in the country continues to wreak havoc. In such a situation, all the states are also facing the shortage of oxygen. In such a situation, there is a widespread shortage of oxygen cylinders. In place of this, there is increasing demand for Oxygen concentrator, which can be used especially in patients facing home isolation and in hospitals facing oxygen deficiency. Let us know what an Oxygen concentrator is and how it works.
how does it work ?
The OxGene concentrator is a medical device that collects oxygen from the surrounding air simultaneously. Environmental air contains 78 percent nitrogen and 21 percent oxygen gas. The second gas is the remaining 1 percent. The oxygen concentrator takes this air in, filters it, releases nitrogen back into the air and works on the remaining oxygen.
This oxygen is 90–95 percent pure. In regulators the supply is regulated by a pressure valve, which ranges from 1 to 10 liters per minute. A report released by the WHO in 2015 has been designed according to the continuous use of the concentrator and it can produce oxygen for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and up to 5 years or more.
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Does the oxygen produced from it purify?
Experts believe that it is pure enough for COVID-19 patients with mild and moderate symptoms, whose oxygen saturation level is 85 percent or more. However, it is not recommended as ICU patients.
The concentrator can be attached to several tubes, so that it can help two patients at a time. But experts do not recommend it, because it carries the risk of cross-infection.