1993-07-01

Food Strategy in Biotechnological Life-Support Systems 932168

The experience of operating a closed human life support system (BIOS 3) based primarily on plant growth has provided an extensive data base that is potentially useful for future closed system studies. The paper describes some of the physical requirements of the system, discusses some of the issues regarding diet requirements, and suggests possible scenarios for balancing human metabolic requirements with the production of food and oxygen.

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