The U.S. Navy has allegedly seized a ship that was en route to Iran, carrying zeolite needed for manufacturing oxygen concentrators for Corona-virus-infected patients.
According to the Fars News Agency, the U.S. warships seized the ship near the Chinese port of Qingdao on Wednesday morning.
Only one imported part is used for production of oxygen concentrators, which is zeolite, and we are forced to purchase it from France and import it to the country through several intermediators.
The ship’s cargo could lead to the production of 4,000 to 5,000 oxygen concentrator systems to be used by the patients.
An oxygen concentrator is a device that concentrates the oxygen from a gas supply (typically ambient air) by selectively removing nitrogen to supply an oxygen-enriched product gas stream.
Oxygen concentrator is the knowledge-based product of the company. When the lungs are not powerful enough to pump the necessary oxygen into the blood, the system can increase the purity of the lungs’ oxygen.
The system has been manufactured in three home, central and portable versions.
Ebrahimi said that one of the most important applications of oxygen concentrator systems is for Corona-virus patients who can use it at home without any need to visiting hospital.
Almasdar / ABC Flash Point Medical News 2020.