Alginate Application in Binders
Binders for Fish Feed
Alginates are used as a binder in salmon and other fish feed, especially moist feed made from fresh waste fish mixed with various dry components. Compared with starch, carboxy methyl cellulose, gelatin and konjac powder, alginate is the best choice with an outstanding adhesive ability. Alginate binding can lower consumption by up to 40 percent and pollution of culture ponds is sharply reduced.
Recently, some research shows that sodium alginate can increase the survival rate of aquatic animals against some kind of bacterias.