1st Edition

Microbial Biosurfactants and their Environmental and Industrial Applications

ISBN 9781138197954
Published December 19, 2018 by CRC Press
372 Pages 12 Color & 70 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


Introduction to Microbial Biosurfactants

Rengathavasi Thavasi and Ibrahim M. Banat

Downstream Processing of Microbial Biosurfactants

Rengathavasi Thavasi and Ibrahim M. Banat

Sophorolipids: Unique Microbial Glycolipids with Vast Application Potential

Richard D. Ashby and Daniel K.Y. Solaiman

Antimicrobial Applications of Rhamnolipids in Agriculture and Wound Healing

Soroosh Soltani Dashtbozorg, Krutika Invally, Ashwin Sancheti, and Lu-Kwang Ju

Microbial Production and Applications of Mannosylerythritol, Cellobiose and Trehalose Lipids

Chandraprasad Madihalli and Mukesh Doble

Microbial Glycoprotein and Lipopeptide Biosurfactants: Production, Properties and Applications

Ana Belén Moldes, Xanel Vecino, Rodríguez-López L, Rincón-Fontán M and José Manuel Cruz

Biosurfactants from Lactic Acid Bacteria

Surekha K. Satpute, Parijat Das, Karishma R. Pardesi, Nishigandha S. Mone, Deepansh Sharma and Ibrahim M. Banat

Biosurfactants from Actinobacteria: State of the Art and Future Perspectives

Marilize Le Roes-Hill, Kim A. Durrell and Johannes H. Kügler

Biosurfactants Mediated Approaches in Synthesis and Stabilization of Nanoparticles

K. Rathna, Saqib Hassan, G. Seghal Kiran and Joseph Selvin

Biosurfactants and Their Applications in Petroleum Industry

Nayereh Saborimanesh and Catherine N. Mulligan

Natural and Microbial Biosurfactants’ use in the Food Industry

Jenyffer Medeiros Campos, Ibrahim M. Banat and Leonie Asfora Sarubbo

Biosurfactants in Cosmetic, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Industry

Letizia Fracchia, Chiara Ceresa and Ibrahim M. Banat

Biosynthesis of Glycolipids and their Genetic Engineering

Sylwia Jezierska, Silke Claus and Inge Van Bogaert

Microbial Biosurfactants: From Lab to Market

Sophie L.K.W. Roelants, Lisa Van Renterghem, Karolien Maes, Bernd Everaert, Emile Redant, Brecht Vanlerberghe, Sofie Demaeseneire and Wim Soetaert

The Future of Microbial Biosurfactants and their Applications

Roger Marchant

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Professor Ibrahim M. BANAT, Professor of Microbial Biotechnology at the University of Ulster, UK. He has more than 30 years' experience in both academic and research institutions in Europe and internationally and has several active collaborative projects supported by the EU and international academic and industrial establishments. Research interests include biosurfactant and bio-actives production and their potential utilization in medicine, pharmaceutical applications, environmental oil pollution control and hydrocarbon polluted land bioremediation and microbial enhanced oil recovery. He has also worked on molecular and cell biology of thermophilic Geobacilli bacteria and bioethanol fermentation. To date (June 2018) he has more than 300 publications (H-Index 68) and 22,500 citations.


Dr. Rengathavasi Thavasi, R&D Manager – Fermentation Technology at Jeneil Biotech Inc., Saukville, WI, USA. He has 17 years' research experience in microbial biosurfactants, bioemulsifiers, biopesticides, antimicrobials, natural flavor chemicals, probiotics and their industrial and environmental applications. He has filed three U.S. Patents, published 23 research articles in refereed journals and written five book chapters. Thavasi has been awarded five USA-NSF-SBIR research grants (as a principal investigator) for his biosurfactant derived biopesticides and biosurfactant research. He is serving as a reviewer for peer review journals and research grant proposals.