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Breath Air Flow Rates During Treadmill Walking Using Filter Respirators

Holmér, Ingvar LU ; Kuklane, Kalev LU and Gao, Chuansi LU (2006) 13th International Conference of Respiratory Protection
Abstract
Respiratory minute volumes and instantaneous breath flow rates were measured in 8 subjects during treadmill work using (a) a particle filter respirator(Sundstroem SR200) and (b) a control breathing mask (Metamax I, Cortex). Work comprised five consecutive bouts of walking at 5 km/h with an increase in elevation of the treadmill by 5 % every 5 minutes. Minute ventilationincreased in a curvilinear manner with oxygen uptake and reached 88±20 and 93±20 l/min at 5 km/h (20%) with the control mask and SR200, respectively. Peak inspiratory flow rate (PIFR), measured as the average of several breath cycles (in 30 sec), was 273±38 for Control and 300±36 for SR200 at the same work rate. During standardized speech communication, minute volumes... (More)
Respiratory minute volumes and instantaneous breath flow rates were measured in 8 subjects during treadmill work using (a) a particle filter respirator(Sundstroem SR200) and (b) a control breathing mask (Metamax I, Cortex). Work comprised five consecutive bouts of walking at 5 km/h with an increase in elevation of the treadmill by 5 % every 5 minutes. Minute ventilationincreased in a curvilinear manner with oxygen uptake and reached 88±20 and 93±20 l/min at 5 km/h (20%) with the control mask and SR200, respectively. Peak inspiratory flow rate (PIFR), measured as the average of several breath cycles (in 30 sec), was 273±38 for Control and 300±36 for SR200 at the same work rate. During standardized speech communication, minute volumes decreased. In contrast, PIFR increased by about 100 % at low work rates and about 30 % at 5 km/h (20%) compared to no speech condition, reaching a highest value of 373±42 for Control and 407±48 for SR200. The time of the inhalation cycle was between 50-60 % of the total breath cycle in Control and 46-53 in SR200. During speech inhalation time was 14 and 19 % at the lowest work rate for Control and SR200, respectively. Corresponding values for the highest work rate were 38 and 33 % of total breath time. At the highest work rate mean inspiratory flow rate was 192±43 l/min for SR200. It was calculated that at the three highest work rates the mask air flow rate exceeded 95 l/min for more than 60 % of the inhalation time. During speech conditions this result was valid also for the two lowest work rates. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Respiratory minute volumes and instantaneous breath flow rates were measured in 8 subjects during treadmill work using (a) a particle filter respirator(Sundstroem SR200) and (b) a control breathing mask (Metamax I, Cortex). Work comprised five consecutive bouts of walking at 5 km/h with an increase in elevation of the treadmill by 5 % every 5 minutes. Minute ventilationincreased in a curvilinear manner with oxygen uptake and reached 88±20 and 93±20 l/min at 5 km/h (20%) with the control mask and SR200, respectively. Peak inspiratory flow rate (PIFR), measured as the average of several breath cycles (in 30 sec), was 273±38 for Control and 300±36 for SR200 at the same work rate. During standardized speech communication, minute volumes decreased. In contrast, PIFR increased by about 100 % at low work rates and about 30 % at 5 km/h (20%) compared to no speech condition, reaching a highest value of 373±42 for Control and 407±48 for SR200. The time of the inhalation cycle was between 50-60 % of the total breath cycle in Control and 46-53 in SR200. During speech inhalation time was 14 and 19 % at the lowest work rate for Control and SR200, respectively. Corresponding values for the highest work rate were 38 and 33 % of total breath time. At the highest work rate mean inspiratory flow rate was 192±43 l/min for SR200. It was calculated that at the three highest work rates the mask air flow rate exceeded 95 l/min for more than 60 % of the inhalation time. During speech conditions this result was valid also for the two lowest work rates.},
  author       = {Holmér, Ingvar and Kuklane, Kalev and Gao, Chuansi},
  booktitle    = {13th International Conference of Respiratory Protection},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {ISRP},
  title        = {Breath Air Flow Rates During Treadmill Walking Using Filter Respirators},
  year         = {2006},
}