Modelling biocontamination on board manned spacecraft

Ilpo Kulmala, Eero Kokkonen, Matti Lehtimäki

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    For deep space exploration to become a reality, critical risks to astronaut health and performance must be resolved. One key challenge is the control of microbial contamination. As part of a joint EU-Russia research effort, VTT participated in the development of an advanced model to predict airborne microbial contamination. Effective countermeasures require a clear understanding of microbial sources, transport in spacecraft air and surface deposition. This can be achieved by reliable models simulating bioaerosol dynamics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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