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Pressurized Organic Oxygen Pods

The stoichiometrics of respiration say that the CO2 exhaled by one person, plus their poop, can be converted by algae into 3000 calories of nutrition and 26 moles of oxygen (enough for a day) using ...
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Algae Bioreactor for O2 and CO2 (and food?) - Any data on required size and power requirements?

Energy requirement: BIG According to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthetic_efficiency , the maximum theoretical photosynthetic efficiency of plants using sunlight is 11%, but due to ...
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How much algae would you need to fully support a person?

I was recently involved in a feasibility study for using Chlorella vulgaris algae for generating medical oxygen using solar energy in off-grid medical facilities. Bottom line: it requires one cubic ...
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