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.
|Title of host publication||Research highlights in safety and security|
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Series||VTT Research Highlights|
Kulmala, I., Kokkonen, E., & Lehtimäki, M. (2013). Modelling biocontamination on board manned spacecraft. In Research highlights in safety and security (pp. 26-27). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 10 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/researchhighlights/2013/R10.pdf