Algae and textiles
This research is about finding out how algae can grow around textiles.
The first step was to grow the algae, in this case Spirulina.
The second step involved combining textiles during the algae growth to see which textiles would take up the most algae.
The dense textiles did not take as much algae as the more open ones.
Here you see pictures of algae and textiles.
polyester – silk – cotton
cotton – loofah – spacer fabric
We all know that algae can generate energy.
I was curious if this would work the same as getting energy from other natural sources.