AQS 240 : Life Support System Design and Operation

Examines the role of life support systems in maintaining a balanced, stable aquatic environment. Presents how to design, construct, maintain and troubleshoot semiclosed, closed and open systems.

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Course Outcomes

  • Identify water quality parameters impacted by life-support systems and relate the use of associated equipment to evaluate aquatic environments.
  • Identify the functions and the relationships of life support system components in maintaining a balanced aquatic system.
  • Size and select appropriate life support system components and equipment for an aquatic system.
  • Troubleshoot and remedy faulty life support system components.
  • Diagram the flow of water from its source to its discharge location.
  • Design and build an aquatic life support system.

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4

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