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Microbial production of surfactants and their commercial potential.
Biosurfactants are more effective, selective, environmentally friendly, and stable than many synthetic surfactants, and the most promising applications are cleaning of oil-contaminated tankers, oil spill management, transportation of heavy crude oil, enhanced oil recovery, recovery of crude oil from sludge, and bioremediation of sites contaminated with hydrocarbons, heavy metals, and other pollutants. Expand
Microbial decolorization of textile-dye-containing effluents A review
Abstract Water-pollution control is presently one of the major areas of scientific activity. While coloured organic compounds generally impart only a minor fraction of the organic load to wastewater,Expand
Microbial biosurfactants production, applications and future potential
The current knowledge and the latest advances in biosurfactant applications and the biotechnological strategies being developed for improving production processes and future potential are reviewed. Expand
Potential commercial applications of microbial surfactants
Biosurfactants are amphiphilic compounds of microbial origin with considerable potential in commercial applications within various industries and have advantages over their chemical counterparts in biodegradability and effectiveness at extreme temperature or pH and in having lower toxicity. Expand
Biosurfactants production and possible uses in microbial enhanced oil recovery and oil pollution remediation: a review
Surfactants are widely used for various purposes in industry, but for many years were mainly chemically synthesized. It has only been in the past few decades that biological surface-active compoundsExpand
Immobilization technologies and support materials suitable in alcohol beverages production: a review
Various supports and immobilization techniques have been proposed and tested for application in wine-making, cider-making, brewing, distillates, potable alcohol and novel beverages production.Expand
Biosurfactants: potential applications in medicine.
Biosurfactants utility as suitable anti-adhesive coating agents for medical insertional materials leading to a reduction in a large number of hospital infections without the use of synthetic drugs and chemicals is indicated. Expand
Towards efficient crude oil degradation by a mixed bacterial consortium.
Temperature of 30 degrees C and pH 7.5 were found to be optima for maximum biodegradation of Bombay High (BH) crude oil. Expand
Microbial decolourisation and degradation of textile dyes
This review investigates the mechanisms by which diverse categories of microorganisms, such as the white-rot fungi and anaerobic bacterial consortia, bring about the degradation of dyestuffs. Expand
Rhamnolipid Biosurfactant Production by Strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Using Low‐Cost Raw Materials
Emulsification activity of the rhamnolipid biosurfactant produced by P. aeruginosa DS10–129 was greater than 70% using all the hydrocarbons tested, including xylene, benzene, hexane, crude oil, kerosene, gasoline, and diesel. Expand