Publications & Education
Publications and Education
The MELiSSA organisation
BIORAT is a life support experiment aimed at providing a reliable and complete life support sub-system including gas regeneration, water recycling, food production and waste management.
The objectives of BIORAT:
demonstration of a closed CO
validation of the predictive control approach and the associated modelling
characterisation of specific parameters and control variables like gas transfer and light energy
What happens in the BIORAT Photo Bioreactor:
growth of Spirulina platensis, fixation of CO
generation of edible biomass, regeneration of O
exchange of nutrients and metabolic gasses between the cell surface and the medium
The BIORAT Consumer Compartment:
Please llick the image to see a larger version of the 'Consumer Compartment' of the BIORAT experiment.
BIORAT Accomodation Study:
BIORAT, MELiSSA Demonstration Breadboard.
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Future BIORAT Developments and Conclusions:
different Types of Consumer
PBR size (depending on O
pH control or QpQr control
MELiSSA: study of light transfer in PBR (growth, activity of algae)
BIORAT: demonstration of this knowledge by a photo bioreactor, a consumer compartment and related control technology and software
accuracy of control
promising possibilities of closed loop gas exchange systems
Last update: 22 November 2007
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