Friday, September 22, 2006

 

The Story Behind EcoQuest "Certified Space"?

The RCI technology in EcoQuest's Fresh Air is based on research originally conducted by NASA to prolong the lives of plants in space. Because of the lack of available fresh air in space for potentially long-term shuttle missions to Mars, plants would be used as an oxygen supply. They found that a toxic build-up of certain pollutants was shortening the life span of the plants. However, by using UV light and titanium dioxide, they were able to create oxidizers to "scrub" the air clean of these pollutants.

To be continued...

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