Production, characterisation and applications of biosurfactants - Review

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93896
Title:
Production, characterisation and applications of biosurfactants - Review
Authors:
Rahman, P. K. S. M. (Pattanathu); Gakpe, E. (Edward)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Technology Futures Institute
Citation:
Rahman, K. S. M. and Gakpe, E. (2008) 'Production, characterisation and applications of biosurfactants - Review', Biotechnology, 7 (2), pp.360-370.
Publisher:
Asian Network for Scientific Information
Journal:
Biotechnology
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93896
DOI:
10.3923/biotech.2008.360.370
Abstract:
Biosurfactants are surface active compounds released by microorganisms. They are biodegradable non-toxic and ecofreindly materials. In this review we have updated the information about different microbial surfactants. The biosurfactant production depends on the fermentation conditions, environmental factors and nutrient availability. The extraction of the biosurfactants from the cell-free supernatant using the solvent extraction procedure and the qualitative and quantitative analysis has been discussed with appropriate equipment details. The application of the biosurfactant includes biomedical, cosmetic and bioremediation. Rhamnolipid biosurfactants produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa DS10-129 showed significant applications in the bioremediation of hydrocarbons in gasoline-spilled soil and petroleum oily sludge. Rhamnolipid biosurfactant enhanced the bioremediation process by releasing the weathered oil from the soil matrices and enhanced the bioavailability of hydrocarbons for microbial degradation. It is having potential applications in the remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated sites.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
bioremediation; emulsification; fermentation; qualitative analysis; quantitative analysis; rhamnolipid
ISSN:
1682-296X; 1682-2978
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. [Email from Asian Network for Scientific Information, 10/06/2010]
Citation Count:
3 [Scopus, 08/03/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRahman, P. K. S. M. (Pattanathu)en
dc.contributor.authorGakpe, E. (Edward)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-08T15:14:06Zen
dc.date.available2010-03-08T15:14:06Zen
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationBiotechnology; 7 (2): 360-370en
dc.identifier.issn1682-296Xen
dc.identifier.issn1682-2978en
dc.identifier.doi10.3923/biotech.2008.360.370en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93896en
dc.description.abstractBiosurfactants are surface active compounds released by microorganisms. They are biodegradable non-toxic and ecofreindly materials. In this review we have updated the information about different microbial surfactants. The biosurfactant production depends on the fermentation conditions, environmental factors and nutrient availability. The extraction of the biosurfactants from the cell-free supernatant using the solvent extraction procedure and the qualitative and quantitative analysis has been discussed with appropriate equipment details. The application of the biosurfactant includes biomedical, cosmetic and bioremediation. Rhamnolipid biosurfactants produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa DS10-129 showed significant applications in the bioremediation of hydrocarbons in gasoline-spilled soil and petroleum oily sludge. Rhamnolipid biosurfactant enhanced the bioremediation process by releasing the weathered oil from the soil matrices and enhanced the bioavailability of hydrocarbons for microbial degradation. It is having potential applications in the remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated sites.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAsian Network for Scientific Informationen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. [Email from Asian Network for Scientific Information, 10/06/2010]en
dc.subjectbioremediationen
dc.subjectemulsificationen
dc.subjectfermentationen
dc.subjectqualitative analysisen
dc.subjectquantitative analysisen
dc.subjectrhamnolipiden
dc.titleProduction, characterisation and applications of biosurfactants - Reviewen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Technology Futures Instituteen
dc.identifier.journalBiotechnologyen
ref.citationcount3 [Scopus, 08/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardRahman, K. S. M. and Gakpe, E. (2008) 'Production, characterisation and applications of biosurfactants - Review', Biotechnology, 7 (2), pp.360-370.en
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