Most of us love the idea of diving deep ocean, having the capacity to go underwater and wonder about nature’s awesome creations. In any case, not all of us are brave enough to put on those substantial oxygen tanks and other diving gear just to have a mystical underwater adventure. Luckily, there is a plausibility that diving hardware may not be required after all – because of a group of researchers.
Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark, alongside the University of Sydney in Australia, have made a material called the Aquaman Crystal. This material can absorb oxygen in a room and store it in high concentrations. What this implies for divers is that there is no compelling reason to carry massive oxygen tanks while in an deep ocean adventure.
Professor Christine McKenzie of the University of Southern Denmark said in an announcement: “A small number of grains contain enough oxygen for one breath, and as the material can assimilate oxygen from the water around the diver and supply the him with it, the diver won’t have to bring more than these few grains”. The material can draw oxygen from water similarly as successfully as drawing the gas from air. The Aquaman Crystal remains a fascinating material to use in the field of underwater diving.
While still in early phases of testing, the Aquaman Crystal could eliminate the requirement for using heavy oxygen tanks.
The release of oxygen from the material can be activated by heat or low pressure. Researchers are as yet still studying if light can likewise be utilized to trigger the liberation of oxygen from the crystal.
Not just is the Aquaman Crystal promising in the field of diving but also for patients with lung issue. With the lightweight material, these patients may never again need to carry around the oxygen tanks just to breath.