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Microorganism Cultivation Platform for Human Life SupportA life support system for providing a growth medium for at least one photosynthetic micro-organism and for converting CO2 to O2, with reduced water use that is as low as about 4 percent of the corresponding amount of water normally required for conventional micro-organism growth. The system includes a liquid transport capillary channel, a mixed culture photosynthetic biofilm and a liquid transport substrate that is positioned between and contiguous to the capillary channel and the biofilm, where the liquid transport rate is adjustable by adjustment of the local humidity. Approximately uniform radiation is received by the biofilm and contributes to microorganism growth.
Document ID
20180006265
Document Type
Other - Patent
Authors
Berberoglu, Halil
Murphy, Thomas E.
Bebout, Leslie E.
Fleming, Erich D.
Date Acquired
October 15, 2018
Publication Date
September 11, 2018
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Patent
US-Patent-10,072,239
Patent Application
US-Patent-Appl-SN-13/929,646
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