Biological degradation and composition of inedible sweetpotato biomass.

@article{Trotman1996BiologicalDA,
  title={Biological degradation and composition of inedible sweetpotato biomass.},
  author={A. Trotman and A. Almazan and A. Alexander and P. A. Loretan and X. Zhou and J. Y. Lu},
  journal={Advances in space research : the official journal of the Committee on Space Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={18 1-2},
  pages={
          267-79
        }
}
  • A. Trotman, A. Almazan, +3 authors J. Y. Lu
  • Published 1996
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Advances in space research : the official journal of the Committee on Space Research
Many challenges are presented by biological degradation in a bioregenerative Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) as envisioned by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In the studies conducted with biodegradative microorganism indigenous to sweetpotato fields, it was determined that a particle size of 75 microns and incubation temperature of 30 degrees C were optimal for degradation. The composition of the inedible biomass and characterization of plant… Expand
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