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What is an Oxygen Concentrator?

The air we breathe is made up of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% other gases.   Oxygen concentrators are electrically powered and are essentially air separation devices.  This device takes in room air then passes it through a material called molecular sieve.  This material separates the oxygen from the nitrogen and other gases.  The output is a supply of 90% - 95% pure oxygen delivered to the patient. chart

respironics everflo.jpgThe benefit of this machine is that you will not deplete your oxygen supply.  Before these
machines were invented in the 1970's oxygen patients were reliant on big oxygen 
tanks/cylinders that had a limited supply and had to be delivered.  This oxygen concentrator will supply all the oxygen you need without the fear of running out.