Perspective on the use of humic acids from biomass as natural surfactants for industrial applications.

@article{Salati2011PerspectiveOT,
  title={Perspective on the use of humic acids from biomass as natural surfactants for industrial applications.},
  author={Silvia Salati and Gabriella Papa and Fabrizio Adani},
  journal={Biotechnology advances},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={
          913-22
        }
}
In the context of renewable vs. non-renewable sources of chemical compounds, the development of natural surfactants as a substitute for synthetic surfactants in technological applications is an important issue. In addition, as synthetic surfactants can persist in the environment causing toxic effects, the use of natural products presents a possibility to minimize impact on the environment. Nowadays, a promising new approach in surfactant-based technologies, consists of the use of humic acids… CONTINUE READING

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