Production of Natural Dye from Green Algae (Monostroma Nitidum Wittrock)

Y. Shin, A. Cho & D. I. Yoo
In this study, we explored green algae as new resources for producing a natural green dye for textiles, which would be more abundant and fast growing than terrestrial plants. The objective of this study was to find an appropriate process for protecting the green color in green algae and subsequent extraction of the green colorants. Various inorganic salts including cupric sulfate, ferric sulfate, and zinc chloride were employed as green color protectors. Accordingly, the efficiency...