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.

algae in combination with textiles

polyester – silk – cotton

algae in combination with textiles

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.

lemon energy
Algae energy