Bioregenerative life-support systems.

  title={Bioregenerative life-support systems.},
  author={Cary A. Mitchell},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={60 5},
Long-duration future habitation of space involving great distances from Earth and/or large crew sizes (eg, lunar outpost, Mars base) will require a controlled ecological life-support system (CELSS) to simultaneously revitalize atmosphere (liberate oxygen and fix carbon dioxide), purify water (via transpiration), and generate human food (for a vegetarian diet). Photosynthetic higher plants and algae will provide the essential functions of biomass productivity in a CELSS, and a combination of… CONTINUE READING