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Food-Growing, Air- And Water-Cleaning ModuleApparatus produces fresh vegetables and removes pollutants from air. Hydroponic apparatus performs dual function of growing fresh vegetables and purifying air and water. Leafy vegetables rooted in granular growth medium grow in light of fluorescent lamps. Air flowing over leaves supplies carbon dioxide and receives fresh oxygen from them. Adaptable to production of food and cleaning of air and water in closed environments as in underwater research stations and submarines.
Document ID
19880000456
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Sauer, R. L. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Tex.)
Scheld, H. W. (Phytoresources Research, Inc.)
Mafnuson, J. W. (Phytoresources Research, Inc.)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 12
Issue: 8
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES
Report/Patent Number
MSC-21301
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.