Scientists of the Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry (IHTTM) of the SB RAS have a dry ration for people in distress at sea. Its peculiarity is that it does not require the use of additional water when consumed. According to scientists, such nutrition will make it easier to recover from dry fasting.
Russian scientists have developed a special dry ration for sailors in distress. It does not require water to consume, and therefore it is easier for the body to absorb. Also, this dry ration facilitates the recovery of the body after dry, waterless fasting.
According to Aleksey Bychkov, a senior researcher at the laboratory of solid-state chemistry of the Institute of Chemical Technology of the SB RAS, the researchers decided to apply mechanically activated hydrolysis to the products. With its help, proteins and carbohydrates in dry food products are broken down into simpler compounds.
This process also occurs in the body during the assimilation of food. But he needs water, which is in great shortage during disasters on the high seas. With a lack of fluid in the body, human blood thickens strongly, blood clots form, leading to heart attacks and strokes.
By consuming new dry rations, a person is more likely to wait for help and recover from a shipwreck.
Visually and in taste, this soldering option does not differ from those used now, scientists conclude.