Browse Publications Technical Papers 2002-01-2523
2002-07-15

Costs and Benefits of Bioreactors 2002-01-2523

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.

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