Spherasorb medical grade soda lime is formulated for clinical use. Spherasorb is available in two indicator color changes, pink to white and white to violet. Both products have a distinct color change which gives a clear indication of the product status. It is recommended that the color is used as an indication of exhaustion in conjunction with monitoring of Carbon Dioxide.
Spherasorb is designed specifically for medical use as a Carbon Dioxide absorbent. The absorption of Carbon Dioxide by soda lime results in an exothermic reaction. All soda lime brands will generate heat, especially if exposed to higher than normal expiratory levels of Carbon Dioxide.
Unique properties of Spherasorb
The unique manufacturing process used to produce Spherasorb ensures that the dust content of the product is significantly lower than other soda limes. In clinical use it will minimize resistance to flow of gases. It reduces the potentially harmful risk of dust contamination to the patient and the equipment.Hardness
The unique formulation of Spherasorb means that
when tested for hardness, in accordance with USP
specifications, it is found to be significantly superior to
other competitive brands.
This together with the regular shape, minimizes the amount of dust produced during transit allowing the product to reach you in perfect condition for use(3). Spherasorb will not break down if subjected to high humidity, and has a positive effect on the humidity in the system.
Spherasorb does not contain potassium Hydroxide or
Barium Hydroxide and only a very low level of
Sodium Hydroxide. Spherasorb also contains a low
level of a specific Zeolite.
Independent tests have shown that Spherasorb has a unique formulation that presents less of a risk of the anesthetic degradation products, Carbon Monoxide and Compound A. Tests have also shown that Spherasorb is more difficult to dry out than any other soda lime brands(10). Since significant degradation occurs only when soda lime is dry, Spherasorb is an even safer product to use.
Spherasorb is a high quality medical soda lime manufactured from mixture of Calcium and Sodium Hydroxides and an inert hardening agent. It is supplied in the form of hard, porous regular rounded pellets which have been specifically processed to maximize Spherasorb absorption capacity. One kilogram of Spherasorb will absorb a minimum of 120 litres of CO2.Bed packing
The consistently sized spheres allow for optimum bed packing compared with granular soda lime. This help to maximize the performance of the product, by ensuring that good gas flow is guaranteed, preventing gas channeling and the possibility of the gas bypassing regions of the Spherasorb inside the absorber.Application
Spherasorb is designed specifically for medical use as a Carbon Dioxide absorbent. The absorption of Carbon Dioxide by soda lime results in an exothermic reaction. All Soda Lime brands will generate heat, especially if exposed to higher than normal expiratory levels of Carbon Dioxide.
|10 White-to-Violet 2.2lb Bags|
|10 White-to-Violet 2.2lb Canisters|
|2 White-to-Violet 5 liter Jericans|
|6 White-to-Violet 2.5lb Pyramids|