Biosurfactants: Occurrences, Applications and Research


Charles R. Upton (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013040

Surfactants (surface-active-agents) are amphiphilic organic compounds that lower the surface tension (or interfacial tension) between two different phases. Surfactants and emulsifiers, including personal hygiene, cosmetic products, toothpaste, and many other pharmaceutical by-products, resemble part of our daily routine basic activities. The market for surfactants and emulsifying products is therefore huge and demands are ever increasing. This book provides new research on the occurrences, applications and provides new research on biosurfactants.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Surfactin Production from Agro-Industrial Residues: A Review
Patrícia Maria Rocha, Sérgio Dantas de Oliveira Júnior, Francisco Canindé de Sousa Júnior, Ana Carmen dos Santos Mendes de Oliveira, Gorete Ribeiro de Macedo, and Everaldo Silvino dos Santos (Chemical Engineering Department, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Biosurfactants in the Oil Industry, Forestry and Environmental Pollution
Miguel Ángel Hernández-Rivera, Marcia Eugenia Ojeda-Morales, and Marivel Domínguez-Domínguez (Biotechnology Laboratory, Juárez Autonomous University of Tabasco (Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco), Cunduacán, Tabasco, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 3. Treatise in Biosurfactant Production by The Genus Pseudomonas
Mostafa M. Abo Elsoud and Enas M. Mostafa (Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Pilot Plant Unit, National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt)

Chapter 4. Environmental and Health Application of Biosurfactants
Jorge H. Unás Daza, Marcio D. Bocelli, Crisiane A. Marangon and Marcia Nitschke (Chemistry Institute of São Carlos, University of São Paulo – São Carlos, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 5. Limitations of Biosurfactant Strength Produced by Bacteria
Joanna Fechtner, Scott Cameron, Yusuf Y. Deeni, Simona M. Hapca, Kamaluddeen Kabir, Ibrahim U. Mohammed, and Andrew J. Spiers (School of Science, Engineering and Technology, Abertay University, Dundee, UK)

Chapter 6. Current Status and Trends in Mannosylerylthritol Lipids: Production, Purification and Potential Applications
Ana Paula Resende Simiqueli, Cristiano José de Andrade, and Ana Elizabeth Cavalcante Fai (National Agricultural Laboratory – Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (LANAGRO-SP/MAPA), Campinas/SP, Brazil, and others)


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