Application of rhamnolipid and surfactin for enhanced diesel biodegradation--effects of pH and ammonium addition.

@article{Whang2009ApplicationOR,
  title={Application of rhamnolipid and surfactin for enhanced diesel biodegradation--effects of pH and ammonium addition.},
  author={L M Whang and Pingjin Liu and Chih-Chung Ma and Sheng-Shung Cheng},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2009},
  volume={164 2-3},
  pages={
          1045-50
        }
}
This study investigated the effects of pH and ammonium concentrations on the potential application of two biosurfactants, surfactin (SF) and rhamnolipid (RL), for enhanced diesel biodegradation with a series of bench-scale experiments. In general, compared to the experiments without biosurfactant addition, adding RL or SF to diesel-water systems at concentrations above their critical micelle concentration (CMC) values benefited diesel emulsification, and therefore enhanced diesel biodegradation… CONTINUE READING
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