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C.R.O.P. – Combined Regenerative Organic food Production. A base for an easy to use system for wastewater reclamation

Bornemann, Gerhild and Waßer, Kai and Hemmersbach, Ruth and Anken, Ralf Hendrik and Hauslage, Jens (2014) C.R.O.P. – Combined Regenerative Organic food Production. A base for an easy to use system for wastewater reclamation. 3rd International Conference on the Use of Space Technology for Water Management, 1. - 4. April 2014, Skhirat, Morocco.

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Abstract

The basic idea of the project C.R.O.P. is to design a flexible waste processing system for all kinds of liquid and solid organic wastes. The system is envisioned to be combined with soilless plant cultivation for life support purposes during long-term space missions. The core of the C.R.O.P.-System is a microbial trickling filter which is inoculated with a diverse community of soil microorganisms. These are capable to degrade organic matter of all kinds into inorganic compounds, which can be taken up by plants. With regard to wastewater reclamation on Earth the C.R.O.P.-Filter can provide an easy to use and easy to maintain treatment plant for the processing of nitrogenous wastewater into nitrate fertilizer solutions for agricultural use. In our testing facility at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne a set of C.R.O.P.-Filters in operation are monitored regarding their long-term performance in nitrate production. It could already be shown that nitrification occurs in the filters. Ammonium is turned into nitrate so quickly that odour nuisance and toxicity are reduced to a minimum. The application of the resulting solution as fertilizer is currently tested.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/94911/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:C.R.O.P. – Combined Regenerative Organic food Production. A base for an easy to use system for wastewater reclamation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Bornemann, GerhildDLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Biomedical Research, Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Waßer, KaiDLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Biomedical Research, Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Hemmersbach, RuthDLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Biomedical Research, Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Anken, Ralf HendrikDLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Biomedical Research, Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Hauslage, JensDLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Biomedical Research, Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:1 April 2014
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Combined Regenerative Organic food Production, waster processing, microbial trickling filter, ammonium, nitrate, fertilizer
Event Title:3rd International Conference on the Use of Space Technology for Water Management
Event Location:Skhirat, Morocco
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:1. - 4. April 2014
Organizer:United Nations, Morocco and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW), in cooperation with European Space Agency (ESA), Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology (ISNET), Secretariat of the Group on Earth Observation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Biowissenschaftliche Nutzerunterstützung
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Biomedical Research
Deposited By: Duwe, Helmut
Deposited On:29 Jan 2015 12:13
Last Modified:29 Jan 2015 12:13

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