Optimum loading rates and design limitations of biological reactors for long-term space habitation waste streams

W. Andrew Jackson, Audra Morse

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Abstract

Biological pre-treatment of liquid waste could potentially offer equivalent mass savings for long term space habitation. However, limited engineering studies have been performed to determine the optimum loading rates or to fully characterize (limiting reactants) the biochemical transformations occurring within the reactors. The objective of these studies was to provide loading rate data on a proposed and well studied reactor configuration. All studies were performed using a simulated early planetary base waste stream. Results indicate that the reactor's efficiency is greater than typical terrestrial reactors and that transformation is limited by non-kinetic parameters.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAE Technical Papers
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event35th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2005 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Jul 11 2005Jul 14 2005

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