CO2 Scrubber System

The Carbon Dioxide Scrubber System is a self-contained unit that removes carbon dioxide from the air and provides oxygen at controlled rates in enclosed areas. The system utilizes compressed oxygen from cylinders and soda lime chemicals to produce full air changes.
Strata Carbon Dioxide Scrubber with Soda Lime Trays
Stand Alone System

An Oxygen Flow Meter on the system manifold regulates the amount of oxygen released into the environment, keeping it at safe levels. The Flow Meter is set according to the number of people in the enclosed area following clearly printed operating instructions on the front of the unit.

The free-standing Carbon Dioxide Scrubber connects to medical grade oxygen cylinders. The number of oxygen cylinders depends on the number of occupants for which the chamber is intended. This is a standalone system that is used in all Strata Emergency Refuge Chambers and can be used in pre-built safety rooms underground.

 
Battery or Compressed Air-Powered

The Carbon Dioxide Scrubber is either powered by electricity and has battery back-up or by compressed air from high pressure cylinders. The air-powered system is suitable for use in coal mine applications. The flow of forced air from engineered fans produces the necessary air movement through the chemicals to achieve scrubbing.
When the scrubbers are fitted with the optional ionized tubing, the scrubber removes bacteria, mold, odors and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from the air to improve lung efficiency.

Battery-Powered Scrubber The battery-powered scrubber runs primarily off the electrical power source attached to the chamber. If this power is lost, the scrubber operates off of the refuge chambers’ bank of back-up batteries. The unit includes an LCD display that provides an instant inspection of the systems charge condition. Operation is simple and consists of:

  • Opening the valves on the oxygen cylinders
  • Setting the flow rate meter according to the number of occupants
  • Switching the unit on via a simple on/off switch
  • Placing the soda lime chemicals on the top tray

Compressed Air-Powered Scrubber (Patent Pending) The compressed air-driven scrubber provides fresh, breathable air without the use of electrical power. The unit works with high pressure oxygen and compressed air cylinders. The flow of air from the cylinders produces the necessary air movement through the chemicals to achieve scrubbing. The air-driven unit has a compressed air supply to operate the scrubber for 96 hours. Operation is simple and consists of:

  • Opening the two valves on the oxygen cylinders
  • Setting the flow rate meter according to the number of occupants
  • Placing the soda lime cartridge of chemicals on the top tray
  • Cartridges are replaced every 24 hours