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Integration, design, and construction of a CELSS breadboard facility for bioregenerative life support system researchDesign criteria for the Biomass Production Chamber (BPC), preliminary operating procedures, and requirements for the future development of the Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) are discussed. CELSS, which uses a bioregenerative system, includes the following three major units: (1) a biomass production component to grow plants under controlled conditions; (2) food processing components to derive maximum edible content from all plant parts; and (3) waste management components to recover and recycle all solids, liquids, and gases necessary to support life. The current status of the CELSS breadboard facility is reviewed; a block diagram of a simplified version of CELSS and schematic diagrams of the BPS are included.
Document ID
19880041916
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Prince, R. (NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Knott, W. (NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Buchanan, Paul (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1987
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Meeting Information
Biological sciences in space 1986(Nagoya)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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