New “oxygen sponge” crystal may be the future of breathing underwater

New “oxygen sponge” crystal may be the future of breathing underwater

A newly-developed form of crystalline cobalt salt out of the University of Southern Denmark has the potential to revolutionize the way we breath underwater. It only takes 10 liters of the material to suck all of the oxygen out of a room. Then, when it is heated up just right, it releases the Oback into the air… or maybe into human lungs.

“The material is both a sensor, and a container for oxygen—we can use it to bind, store and transport oxygen—like a solid artificial hemoglobin,” said Christine McKenzie, a nanobioscience professor and principle investigator behind the new research. Additionally it has the unique ability to do this repeatedly, without loosing its oxygen sponge capabilities, opening up new avenues of potential for providing oxygen underwater. Read more about this new crystal here.

Below Image: The black crystals are oxygen-soaked, the right are not. Image: McKenzie et al

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