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Food Technol. 1994 Sep;48(9):113-22, 127, 204.

Conditions and constraints of food processing in space.

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1
Department of Food Science, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.
2
Purdue U, West Lafayette, IN

Abstract

NASA:

Requirements and constraints of food processing in space include a balanced diet, food variety, stability for storage, hardware weight and volume, plant performance, build-up of microorganisms, and waste processing. Lunar, Martian, and space station environmental conditions include variations in atmosphere, day length, temperature, gravity, magnetic field, and radiation environment. Weightlessness affects fluid behavior, heat transfer, and mass transfer. Concerns about microbial behavior include survival on Martian and lunar surfaces and in enclosed environments. Many present technologies can be adapted to meet space conditions.

PMID:
11539930
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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