Biosurfactants: Production and Utilization-Processes, Technologies, and Economics, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover


Production and Utilization-Processes, Technologies, and Economics, 1st Edition

Edited by Naim Kosaric, Fazilet Vardar Sukan

CRC Press

389 pages

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Stresses the Potential Applications of Biosurfactants in Various IndustriesEnvironmental concerns and a demand for sustainable chemical production have become important issues in recent years. As a result, microbial biosurfactant-producing systems are gaining momentum as potential replacements for chemical surfactants. Biosurfactants: Production an

Table of Contents

Section I Production. Types and Classification of Microbial Surfactants. Sophorolipids: Microbial Synthesis and Application. Biosurfactants versus Chemically Synthesized Surface-Active Agents. Biosurfactants Produced by Genetically Manipulated Microorganisms: Challenges and Opportunities. Production of Biosurfactants from Nonpathogenic Bacteria. The Prospects for the Production of Rhamnolipids on Renewable Resources: Evaluation of Novel Feedstocks and Perspectives of Strain Engineering. Utilization of Palm Sludge for Biosurfactant Production. Bioreactors for the Production of Biosurfactants. Purification of Biosurfactants. Cost Analysis of Biosurfactant Production from a Scientist's Perspective. Section II Applications. Patents on Biosurfactants and Future Trends. Industrial Applications of Biosurfactants. Biological Applications of Biosurfactants and Strategies to Potentiate Commercial Production. Perspectives on Using Biosurfactants in Food Industry. Biosurfactant Applications in Agriculture. Biosurfactants and Soil Bioremediation. Biosurfactant Use in Heavy Metal Removal from Industrial Effluents and Contaminated Sites. Index.

About the Editors

Naim Kosaric is emeritus professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at Western University, formerly University of Western Ontario (UWO), London, Canada. His more than 30 years of research at UWO has focused on biotechnology. Within his extensive published work (more than 350 scientific papers), numerous projects and publications were also on microbial surface active agents (biosurfactants). Dr. Kosaric received his Dipl. Ing. Degree (1955) in chemical engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and his Ph.D degree in biochemistry (recipient of the Collip Medal for most meritorious Ph. D thesis in medical sciences, 1970) from the University of Western Ontario.

Fazilet Vardar-Sukan is a professor in the department of bioengineering at Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, and is the founding head of the department. She received her chemical engineering degree from Ege University (1978) and her Ph.D degree in biochemical engineering from University College London, UK (1981). She has 30 years of teaching and research experience and has over 100 publications in bioprocess engineering focusing specifically on scale-up, mass and momentum transfer in bioreactors, and re-utilization of agro-industrial wastes and surpluses for the production of high-added value materials. She is also a recipient of the TUBITAK Incentive Award (1989).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology