1st Edition

Microbial Surfactants Volume 3: Applications in Environmental Reclamation and Bioremediation

Edited By R.Z. Sayyed Copyright 2022
    262 Pages 10 Color & 48 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    262 Pages 10 Color & 48 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Biosurfactants are the surface-active biomolecules produced by a wide range of microorganisms. The enormous diversity of biosurfactants make them an interesting group of molecules. Biosurfactants, are less toxic, eco-friendly and possess amphiphatic structure. Due to these and many other useful properties, biosurfactants play a significant role in oil recovery, waste utilization and bioremediation of industrial effluents; hydrocarbons, pesticides and toxic heavy metals and many other hazardous substances.

    Biosurfactants offer numerous advantages over chemical surfactants. They are environmentally friendly, can be produced from natural sources, less toxic, possess high specificity, have better foaming and emulsifying properties and survive extreme conditions such as high temperatures, extreme pH and salinity. They are cheaper as they can be produced from industrial waste and from by-products as opposed to chemical surfactants.

    This volume comprises concepts, classification, production and applications of biosurfactants in oil recovery, environment and clean up, etc. It is an excellent literature on fermentation, recovery, genomics and metagenomics of biosurfactant production. It is presented in an easy-to-understand manner, with well-illustrated diagrams, protocols, figures, and recent data on the production, formulation and commercialization and other aspects of biosurfactants. As such, the book will be useful for students, researchers, teachers, and entrepreneurs in the area of PGPR and its allied fields.

    1. Efficient Substrates for Microbial Synthesis of Biosurfactants

    P Saranraj, R Z Sayyed, Karrar Jasim Hamzah, Neethu Asokan, P Sivasakthivelan and Abdel Rahman Mohammad Al-Tawaha

    2. Microbial Biosurfactants: Methods of Investigation, Characterization, Current Market Value and Applications

    P Saranraj, R Z Sayyed, P Sivasakthivelan, Mustafa Salah Hasan, Abdel Rahman Mohammad Al-Tawaha and K Amala

    3. Molecular Approaches Towards the Synthesis of Biosurfactants

    Vidya Kothari and Arpana Jobanputra

    4. Delving through Quorum Sensing and CRISPRi Strategies for Enhanced Surfactin Production

    Shireen Adeeb Mujtaba Ali, R Z Sayyed, M S Reddy, Hesham El Enshasy and Bee Hameeda

    5. Applications and Future Prospects of Biosurfactants

    Anita V Handore, Sharad R Khandelwal, Rajib Karmakar, Divya L Gupta and Vinita S Jagtap

    6. Biosurfactants: The Ecofriendly Biomolecules of the Upcoming Era

    Anita V Handore, Sharad R Khandelwal, Rajib Karmakar, Divya L Gupta and Dilip V Handore

    7. Biosurfactant as an Antimicrobial and Biodegradable Agent: A Review

    Veena Kumari

    8. Biosurfactant Mediated Synthesis and Stabilization of Nanoparticles

    Muhammad Bilal Sadiq, Muhammad Rehan Khan and R Z Sayyed

    9. Biosurfactants: A Sustainable Approach Towards Environmental Clean-up

    Shagufta Siddiqui, Rajendrasinh Jadeja and Zeba Usmani

    10. Cyanobacterial Biosurfactants in the Bioremediation of Oil Industries Effluents

    Krishnakant Das, Sushrirekha Das, Manas Kumar Sinha, Manorama Das, Mahidhar Bolem and Nityasundar Pal

    11. Microbial Biosurfactants: An Eco-friendly Approach for Bioremediation of Contaminated Environments

    Shah Ishfaq, Basharat Hamid, Muzafar Zaman, Sabah Fatima, Shabeena Farooq, Rahul Datta, Subhan Danish, Noshin Ilyas and R Z Sayyed

    12. Rhamnolipids (RLs): Green Solution for Global Hydrocarbon Pollution

    Anushka Devale, Rupali Sawant, Karishma Pardesi, Surekha Satpute and Shilpa Mujumdar

    13. Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) using Biosurfactants

    Veeranna Channashettar, Shaili Srivastava, Banwari Lal, Anoop Singh and Dheeraj Rathore

    14. Biosurfactants: Current Trends and Applications

    Nisha Dutta and Akansha Bhatnagar


    R.Z. Sayyed is a professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, PSGVP ASC College (North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon), SHAHADA, India. Currently, he serves as a President of Asian PGPR Society of Sustainable Agriculture. To his credit, he has received the Prof. M. M. Sharma Award from Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Vignyan Parishad, Mumbai (2018); "Best Teachers Award" (2016) from the North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India; "Green Globe Award" from the ISBR, Bareilly, India; "Young Scientist Award" for the years of 2005, 2008, and 2012 from the DST and DAE, GOI, and Maulana Azad Shikshan Bhushan Pruskar (2005) from MSO, Dhule, India. He has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in Microbiology and Biotechnology. He trained several graduate, post-graduate and research students and produced 07 Ph.D.s under his guidance. Authored and co-authored over 146 research papers in reputed national and international journals and 20 reference books and 50 text books published by reputed National and International publishers. He has successfully demonstrated the transfer of laboratory research to farmer’s fields in PGPR related technologies. Delivered many invited talks at several South East Asian and European Countries.