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"The SF approach: an awareness that things could have been different, that this is one of many possible worlds, that if you came to this world from some other planet, this would be a science fiction world."
- Neal Stephenson

Oxygen Freshener  
  A device that removed carbon dioxide from air and replaced it with fresh oxygen.  

"...Each of the suits has an oxygen freshener. Bring them here, Sven."

...Murkitt detached one of the fresheners from the inside of its overall. It was a brick-shaped piece of spongy chemical, processed to precipitate carbon from breathed air and released the freshened oxygen.

"This will break down our output of carbon dioxide for a time," announced Murkitt.

From Lost Rocket, by Manly Wade Wellman.
Published by Astounding Science-Fiction in 1941
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