As one of the most abundant renewable resources in the world, microalgal biomass is widely used in fields such as medicine, food additives, bioenergy, and pollution control. In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to the use of microalgal biomass as a source of functional biomaterials. In this chapter, the general production processes, chemical and mechanical performance, and application methods of microalgae-derived biomaterials, instead of living microalgae cells, are systematically discussed. Microalgae-based biomaterials can be used as adsorbents for wastewater treatment, soil remediation, as well as bioplastics and electrode materials due to their cell composition and active groups. Further research should focus on additional theoretical study on the microalgae cell components, and further modification of microalgae composition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Algae-Based Biomaterials for Sustainable Development|
|Subtitle of host publication||Biomedical, Environmental Remediation and Sustainability Assessment|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2022|
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