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Manmade closed ecological systems

Author: I I Gietlson; G M Lisovsky; R D MacElroy
Publisher: London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2003.
Series: Earth Space Institute book series on public and private sector interest in space, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book provides a broad historical perspective of the application of a complex and fascinating practical science, and is intended for a wide variety of readers, including specialists in space biology and medicine, biophysicists, biotechnologists, engineers, designers of space equipment, mathematicians modeling ecological processes, and those interested in the problems of theoretical and experimental  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I I Gietlson; G M Lisovsky; R D MacElroy
ISBN: 0415299985 9780415299985
OCLC Number: 51985400
Description: x, 402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Experimental Modeling of the Biosphere and Noosphere --
The Earth's Biosphere as a Closed Ecosystem --
Manmade Closed Ecosystems and the Methodology of their Creation --
Creation of Manmade Closed Ecosystems for Human Life Support: History of Development --
In the USA --
In Russia --
In Europe --
In Japan --
The Human Component in a Closed Life Support System --
Possible Components of a Closed Human Life Support Ecosystem --
Various methods for biologically regenerating the human habitat --
Physicochemical processes necessary for maintaining system closure --
Principles of Controlled Continuous Cultivation of Microalgae --
Continuous cultivation of microalgae --
Mathematical model of algal culture growth --
Optical properties of a suspension of microalgae and the light regime used in their cultivation --
Design of an algal cultivator --
Developing a nutritive medium for the continuous algal culture --
Controlling biochemical composition of microalgae --
The sustainability and reliability of continuous cultivation of algae for biological life support systems --
Controlled Continuous Cultivation of Higher Plants --
Selecting plant species and cultivars to regenerate the habitat --
Perspectives for perfecting plant selection for the higher plant link --
Light and temperature regimes for cultivating plants in manmade conditions --
Continuous cultivation of higher plants --
Gas and water exchange, nutrient media for plants --
Plants grown under artificial conditions: evaluation of productivity and quality of biomass.
Series Title: Earth Space Institute book series on public and private sector interest in space, v. 9.
Responsibility: I.I. Gitelson, G.M. Lisovsky, R.D. MacElroy.
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This book explores the interactions between humans, microorganisms, and plants in a closed habitat, and the life support systems necessary to maintain habitability over long periods of time. Problems  Read more...

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