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This research evaluates the capacity of photoheterotrophic purple non-sulfur bacteria to utilize wastewater organics to grow and produce nitrogen-rich biomass. Inhibitory components of wastewater are determined. A scaled up production system is designed and utilized to culture bacteria in wastewater. The application of this technology in the production of agriculturally viable amounts of nitrogen-rich biomass is evaluated in the context of a Mars mission and enabling agriculture in a barren environment.
Utah State University
Chemistry | Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Wallentine, Tyler, "Enabling Mars Farms Through Microbial Remediation of Wastewater" (2020). Fall Student Research Symposium 2020. 96.