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O2 Scrubbing? Answered

Looking at what media i need to scrub out O2 from the atmosphere. My research is yielding little but what i have found is that Copper Oxide and Aluminum Oxide will do the job apparently, though i'm unsure. Thoughts?

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

4 years ago

you want to remove O2?

Canned food used to include some nails. The nails would rust, preventing the can from rusting out from the inside.

Like a toy in a cereal box: a great surprise!

For your needs, damp steel wool may work.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

4 years ago

You need to learn how to use Google properly - no offense!
CO2 scrubber as used for rebreathers in diving give you the basic working priciple with all the details you need - it makes no difference what gas you want to remove for the apparatus in use ;)
Now take a look at fancy foods and for example in beef jerky you find small packs that upon reading reveal to remove oxygen for the inside of the packing.
A quick Google check confirms that often very fine iron dust is used with a "binder" so it won't go through the fine holes.
You don't use oxides if you want to remove oxygen - you oxidise to remove oxygen ;)
You did not say if you only need to remove O2 or if you can tolerate some other gas to replace it?
Asking as a simple flame will remove oxygen quite good....

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

4 years ago

If you have not already tried asking this to Google,

https://www.google.com/#q=removing+oxygen+from+air

The first link is to a Wikipedia article titled, "Air separation"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_separation

I mean that will tell you how the pros do it.

Although for something like this, I might want to see if that question has been asked at "site:sciencemadness.org", because if someone knew how to do this at home, with simple equipment, in the garage or backyard, it would likely be one of the people who post there.

https://www.google.com/#q=removing+oxygen+from+air...

Also there exists a commercial product I have heard of, and seen, usually in the form of little packets, intended for removing the oxygen in a container of stored food. I have heard them called, "oxygen absorbers". The Wikipedia article title for the same, calls them, "oxygen scavengers". I think they work via some kind of reaction with finely divided, powdered iron.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxygen_scavenger

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

4 years ago

AlO2 has a very firm grip on its oxygen. Pure clean Aluminium will absorb oxygen very readily though when heated.

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

4 years ago

Why do you want to remove the oxygen?

As an example; in welding they block the oxygen with am inert gas to weld aluminum.