Costs and benefits of bioreactors

Valdis Krumins, Richard Strayer, Alan Drysdale

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Different options have been examined for providing minerals to plants for bioregeneration. The baseline option is to ship the minerals. The equivalent system mass of two different bioreactor systems for recycling a portion of these minerals, a fixed-film bioreactor and a stirred-tank reactor are calculated. Either option could reduce the ESM for providing these minerals for a 15-year mission to Mars, with 50% food closure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd International Conference on Environmental Systems - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2002Jul 18 2002


Other32nd International Conference on Environmental Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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