The MELiSSA Pilot Plant
The MELiSSA Pilot Plant, located at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona premises, has been inaugurated in November 1995. It is the place were the results obtained by the MELiSSA international team are integrated and tested. The final goal of the operation of the Pilot Plant is to demonstrate, evaluate and improve the feasibility of the MELISSA loop concept on ground conditions, in order to guide the future developments towards an integrated biological life support system for space applications.
The general operational approach of the Pilot Plant is to study the operation of the different compartments either in isolated or interconnected operation.
After being processed by the Pilot Plant team, the data obtained is returned to the rest of the MELiSSA partners. Iteration of this procedure allows the continuous improvement of the concept and selection of the best alternatives arising from the combined efforts of the MELiSSA partners.
Last update: 12 September 2007