Here is the first comprehensive reference to examine microbial surface active agents (biosurfactants)and biological emulsifiers as applied in biotechnology and other industries.Biosurfactants and Biotechnology highlights state-of-the-art uses of these agents, and incorporatesa wealth of ideas for future research and development related to feedstocks, production,and processing. The book delineates the chemistry, biochemistry, mechanisms, and propertiesof biosurfactants and biological emulsifiers .. . critically assesses their role in enhanced oil recoveryand other industrial applications . .. and includes numerous references to the literature.Biosurfactants and Biotechnology is an invaluable guide for physical, surface, and colloidchemists working on or with surfactants, interfacial phenomena, and cell-surface physiology ;petrochemical, chemical, biochemical, petroleum, and pollution control engineers; pharmacologists,cosmetic scientists, food scientists, and microbiologists. It is also an important resourcefor graduate students in these fields.