BÜHLMANN, Albert A., M.D.
Last updated: February 22, 2020 at 21:27 pm
Physician; specialist in decompression science, including lung function and blood circulation, at the Laboratory of Hyperbaric Physiology at the University Hospital in Zürich; the Bühlmann decompression algorithm is used to create decompression tables; tested breathing gas mixtures during the Capshell experiments in the Mediterranean sea in 1966; developed an algorithm to calculate maximum nitrogen loading in the tissues at a particular ambient pressure, including altitude diving (Bühlmann’s ZH-L16 algorithm). The results of Dr.Bühlmann’s research on decompression were published in the book Decompression-Decompression Sickness in 1983. The book has since been used as the main reference for many dive computer algorithms.