Accession Number : AD0283364

Title :   DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A PHOTOSYNTHETIC GAS EXCHANGER

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

Personal Author(s) : WALLMAN,H. ; DODSON,J.L.

Report Date : APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

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)

Descriptors :   *ALGAE, *CLOSED-CYCLE ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS, PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE