The gas source is a compressed Nitrogen/CO mixture (91%/ 9%) at 2000psi, regulated with a Max Dog Brewing nitrogen regulator. This provides a flow rate of 4 litres per minute. The 91%/9% combination was chosen because it is quickly and effectively lethal. Importantly, this concentration of carbon monoxide is also not considered flammable. Flow is controlled by the microprocessor which activates a relay gas valve. Power is provided from a 9v battery pack.
Testing & Use of Destiny
At the time of publication, the Destiny Machine has not been used to end life. The machine has undergone extensive testing with volunteers. The Destiny Machine has shown itself to be 100% reliable in operation and gas control, when used with nitrogen gas.
The sourcing of small (150 litre/ 5 cu ft) cylinders of the Nitrogen/ Carbon Monoxide mix is currently under examination and will be reported on when available.
It is stressed that carbon monoxide is an extremely lethal gas. A person using this gas to end their life should be aware of potential risks to other people present. Always place a warning sign in a prominent position to prevent any accidental exposure to other people. This danger is greatly reduced when administration is via the Destiny Machine because of the minimal amount of lethal gas used.