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Conditions and constraints of food processing in spaceRequirements and constraints of food processing in space include a balanced diet, food variety, stability for storage, hardware weight and volume, plant performance, build-up of microorganisms, and waste processing. Lunar, Martian, and space station environmental conditions include variations in atmosphere, day length, temperature, gravity, magnetic field, and radiation environment. Weightlessness affects fluid behavior, heat transfer, and mass transfer. Concerns about microbial behavior include survival on Martian and lunar surfaces and in enclosed environments. Many present technologies can be adapted to meet space conditions.
Document ID
20040089530
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Fu, B. (Purdue University W. Lafayette, IN 47907, United States)
Nelson, P. E.
Mitchell, C. A.
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: Food technology
Volume: 48
Issue: 9
ISSN: 0015-6639
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-2329
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
NASA Discipline Life Support Systems
Non-NASA Center
Review
Review, Tutorial