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Microbial production of surfactants and their commercial potential.
Many microorganisms, especially bacteria, produce biosurfactants when grown on water-immiscible substrates. Biosurfactants are more effective, selective, environmentally friendly, and stable thanExpand
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Microbial biosurfactants production, applications and future potential
Microorganisms synthesise a wide range of surface-active compounds (SAC), generally called biosurfactants. These compounds are mainly classified according to their molecular weight, physico-chemicalExpand
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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
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Potential commercial applications of microbial surfactants
Abstract Surfactants are surface-active compounds capable of reducing surface and interfacial tension at the interfaces between liquids, solids and gases, thereby allowing them to mix or disperseExpand
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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
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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
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Biosurfactants: potential applications in medicine.
The use and potential commercial application of biosurfactants in the medical field has increased during the past decade. Their antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activities make them relevantExpand
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Towards efficient crude oil degradation by a mixed bacterial consortium.
A laboratory study was undertaken to assess the optimal conditions for biodegradation of Bombay High (BH) crude oil. Among 130 oil degrading bacterial cultures isolated from oil contaminated soilExpand
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Microbial decolourisation and degradation of textile dyes
Abstract. Dyes and dyestuffs find use in a wide range of industries but are of primary importance to textile manufacturing. Wastewater from the textile industry can contain a variety of pollutingExpand
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Rhamnolipid Biosurfactant Production by Strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Using Low‐Cost Raw Materials
This study was aimed at the development of economical methods for higher yields of biosurfactant by suggesting the use of low‐cost raw materials. Two oil‐degrading strains, Pseudomonas aeruginosaExpand
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