Assessment of Internal Contamination Problems Associated with Bioregenerative Air/Water Purification Systems 901379
The emphasis is to characterize the mechanisms of bioregenerative revitalization of air and water as well as to assess the possible risks associated with such a system in a closed environment. Marsh and aquatic plants are utilized for purposes of wastewater treatment as well as possible desalinization and demineralization. Foliage plants are also being screened for their ability to remove toxic organics from ambient air. Preliminary test results indicate that treated wastewater is typically of potable quality with numbers of pathogens such as Salmonella and Shigella significantly reduced by the artificial marsh system. Microbiological analyses of ambient air indicate the presence of bacilli as well as thermophilic actinomycetes.
Citation: Johnson, A., Bounds, B., and Gardner, W., "Assessment of Internal Contamination Problems Associated with Bioregenerative Air/Water Purification Systems," SAE Technical Paper 901379, 1990, https://doi.org/10.4271/901379. Download Citation
Anne H. Johnson, B. Keith Bounds, Warren Gardner
Sverdrup Technology, Inc. Stennis Space Center, MS
International Conference On Environmental Systems