Accession Number:

AD0283364

Title:

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A PHOTOSYNTHETIC GAS EXCHANGER

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GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

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Report Date:

1962-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A highly instrumented photosynthetic gas exchange system was designed, fabricated and tested for handling the carbon dioxide output and supplying the oxygen requirements of one man. The system designed consists of three major components 1 a multi-pass light chamber containing thirtysix 96-inch Power Groove fluorescent lamps, 2 a counter-current gas contacting tower, and 3 an instrumentation console for controlling and recording the important parameters. InADDITION, A CENTRIFUGE IS PROVIDED FOR THE HARVESTING OF ALGAE. Ba e on the growth rate of the algae, the study demonstrated that this system has the capability of supporting one man. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE