Microbial biosurfactants are green molecules with high application potential in environmental and industrial sectors. Chemical diversity of biosurfactants allows them versatility and broad range surfactants capability without compromising performance or economic viability. Biosurfactants are used as emulsifiers, dispersants, wetting agents, oil recovery agents, biopesticides, stabilizers, solubilizers, and bioremediation agents (pesticide, heavy metals and oil spill cleanup). This comprehensive book on biosurfactants and their environmental and industrial applications offers a broad spectrum of information on potential applications of biosurfactants in various fields and related technological developments.
Introduction to Microbial Biosurfactants. Downstream Processing of Microbial Biosurfactants. Sophorolipids: Unique Microbial Glycolipids with Vast Application Potential. Antimicrobial Applications of Rhamnolipids in Agriculture and Wound Healing. Microbial Production and Applications of Mannosylerythritol, Cellobiose and Trehalose Lipids. Microbial Glycoprotein and Lipopeptide Biosurfactants: Production, Properties and Applications. Biosurfactants from Lactic Acid Bacteria. Biosurfactants from Actinobacteria: State of the Art and Future Perspectives. Biosurfactants Mediated Approaches in Synthesis and Stabilization of Nanoparticles. Biosurfactants and Their Applications in Petroleum Industry. Natural and Microbial Biosurfactants’ Use in the Food Industry. Biosurfactants in Cosmetic, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Industry. Biosynthesis of Glycolipids and their Genetic Engineering. Microbial Biosurfactants: From Lab to Market. The Future of Microbial Biosurfactants and their Applications.