How much air passes through the lungs?

If a person after a deep breath will make a full breath, from the lungs will be 3-4 liters of air (in women - 3 liters, for men - 4 litres). This number is called the vital capacity of the lungs. In athletes, especially swimmers, it is much higher - up to 6-7 liters. However, after the deepest breath in the lungs lasts for 1 - 1,5 liters of so-called residual air. Even the corpse of the air remains in the lungs, and this is due to the small share of this body. So came the name "light". If a person has made at least one breath, residual air takes its place, and a piece of light thrown into the water emerges. This has implications in forensic medicine, since it allows to establish whether the child was born dead or dying at birth.
Under normal quiet breathing person breathes in 500 ml of air. However, to the alveoli reaches only about 350 ml Remaining 150 ml of air to fill the Airways. So, to those 3 litres of air contained in the lungs, the update comes only 1/7. In other words, the alveolar air is only bred fresh and not fully updated. This makes sense: streams to the alveoli blood all the time in contact with the air about the same composition.
With 16 breaths per minute man does per day more than 23 thousand of respiratory movements, and will pass through the lungs more than 7 thousand liters of air. Muscular work is increasing and deepening breath. If alone pulmonary ventilation per minute is 5-6 liters, well-trained athletes it can while running on average distances to reach 140 litres, i.e. increases in 5 times more, than a minute volume of blood circulation.