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Problems associated with the utilization of algae in bioregenerative life support systemsA workshop was conducted to identify the potential problems associated with the use of microalgae in biorregenerative life support systems, and to identify algae rlated research issues that must be addressed through space flight experimentation. Major questions to be resolved relate to the choice of algal species for inclusion in a bioregenerative life support system, their long term behavior in the space environment, and the nature of the techniques required for the continuous growth of algae on the scale required. Consideration was given to the problems associated with the conversion of algal biomass into edible components. Specific concerns were addressed and alternative transformation processes identified and compared. The workshop identified the following major areas to be addressed by space flight experimentation: (1) long term culture stability, (2) optimal design of algal growth reactors, and (3) post growth harvesting and processing in the space environment.
Document ID
19850008160
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Averner, M. M. (New Hampshire Univ. Durham, NH, United States)
Karel, M. (New Hampshire Univ. Durham, NH, United States)
Radmer, R. (New Hampshire Univ. Durham, NH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1984
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:166615
NASA-CR-166615
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NCC2-210
PROJECT: RTOP 199-60-62
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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