Innovative carbon monoxide removal for underground refuges

Within sealed environments designed to sustain human life, such as a mine refuge, rapid removal of toxic gases in an emergency is essential. Molecular Products has developed the MCASPA (Moleculite Carbon Monoxide Self Powered Absorber). This self powered unit is designed to remove carbon monoxide in an enclosed environment, by oxidising hazardous CO to less harmful carbon dioxide. Thus this is essential to a life support system in a mine emergency.

The unit is catalytic and theoretically its capacity is unlimited. Extensive research and testing reveals MCASPA is proficient for over two hours and offers rapid removal of CO to safe levels to establish a breathable atmosphere. In normal conditions, the operational life of MCASPA is extended by a further 30-40 minutes due to the capabilities of Moleculite. Fully portable, the MCASPA is hermetically sealed and has a six-year shelf life offering rapid through-put of 48 mn/h. Every 12 minutes, a single unit will reduce the CO level by half in a 10 mn space. For larger volumes or where faster removal is required, multiple units can be deployed.

Molecular Products offers technical support coupled with reliable industry knowhow resulting in sound, practical advice and support for the MCASPA and all other products it manufactures. A comprehensive handbook is supplied with all products with guidance on instructions for use and safety implications.

Molecular Products Group is recognised globally in air purification and in the UK, Molecular Products Ltd specialises in manufacturing chemical absorbents, chemical-based devices and catalysts for emergency air purification.