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Microbial Surfactants
Volume I: Production and Applications

ISBN 9780367521189
Published November 30, 2021 by CRC Press
326 Pages 8 Color & 45 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Biosurfactants are the surface-active biomolecules produced by microorganisms. Biosurfactants have gained commercial significance due to their unique properties, such as high surface activity, high specificity, low toxicity, tolerance to pH, temperature and ionic strength, biodegradability, excellent emulsifying and demulsifying ability, antimicrobial activity, ability to work under extreme conditions, and relative ease of preparation. Biosurfactants are used in several industries, including organic chemicals, petroleum, petrochemicals, mining, metallurgy (mainly bioleaching), agrochemicals, fertilizers, foods, beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and many others.

The aim of this book is to highlight key aspects from basics to advanced concepts, classifications, production and applications in various fields such as agriculture, health, bioremediation, industries, pharmaceutical, oil recovery, environment, and nanotechnology. It also serves as an excellent and expansive literature on fermentation, recovery, genomics, and metagenomics of biosurfactant production. The book focuses on the biosurfactant production from bacteria, the diversity of biosurfactant producing bacteria, and industrial need of biosurfactant.

Table of Contents

1. Microbial Surfactants: An Overview 
Umesh Pravin Dhuldhaj and Chandan R Bora 
2. Rhamnolipid Biosurfactants: Structure, Biosynthesis, Production, and Applications 
Dimple S Pardhi, Rachana Bhatt, Rakeshkumar R Panchal, Vikram H Raval and Kiransinh N Rajput 
3. Lipopeptides Biosurfactants: Production, and Applications in Bioremediation and Health 
Hebatallah H Abo Nahas, Fatma A Abo Nouh, Sh Husien, Sara A Gezaf, Safaa A Mansour, Ahmed M Abdel-Azeem and Essa M Saied 
4. Recent Developments in Biomedical and Therapeutic Application of Biosurfactants 
Hebatallah H Abo Nahas, Hanaa F Abd EL-kareem, Yousra A El-Maradny, Yousef H Abo Nahas, Sara A Gezaf, Ahmed M Abdel-Azeem and Essa M Saied 
5. Biosurfactants: Fermentation, Recovery, and Formulation – Process and Constraints 
Arnoldo Wong-Villarreal and Gustavo Yañez-Ocampo 
6. Biosurfactant from the Marine Microorganisms: Potentials and Future Prospects 
Nisha S Nayak, Mamta S Purohit, Ranjan R Pradhan, Devayani R Tipre and Shailesh R Dave 
7. Mannoprotein: A Biosurfactant Produced by Yeast 
Niyati Uniyal, Renitta Jobby, and Pamela Jha 
8. Biomedical Application of Biosurfactants 
Shrikant S Sonawane, Shreyas V Kumbhare and Nitinkumar P Patil 
9. Challenges and Potential Applications of Plant and Microbial-Based Biosurfactant in Cosmetic Formulations 
Nur Izyan Wan Azelee, Nor Hasmaliana Abdul Manas, Rohaida Che Man, Mohd Akmali Mokhter, Nurrulhidayah Salamun, Shalyda Md Shaarani, Fuad Mohamad, and Zahra Edis 
10. Yeast Biosurfactants: Biosynthesis, Production and Application 
Daniel Joe Dailin, Roslinda Abd Malek, Shanmugaprakasham Selvamani, Nurul Zahidah Nordin, Li Ting Tan, R Z Sayyed, Adibah Mohd Hisham, Racha Wehbe, and Hesham El Enshasy 
11. Insights into Production and Applications of Microbial Lipopeptides 
Swasti Dhagat and Satya Eswari Jujjavarapu 
12. Microbial Biosurfactants: Sources, Classification, Properties and Mechanism of Interaction 
P Saranraj, R Z Sayyed, P Sivasakthivelan, M Durga Devi, Abdel Rahman Mohammad Al Tawaha and S Sivasakthi 
13. Promising Strategies for Economical Production of Biosurfactants: The Green Molecules 
Rupali Sawant, Anushka Devale, Shilpa Mujumdar, Karishma Pardesi and Yogesh Shouche 
14. Biosurfactant Mediated Synthesis of Nanoparticles and their Applications 
A F El-Baz, R A El Kassas, Shetaia, Yousseria M and H A El Enshasy 

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R.Z. Sayyed is Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology at PSGVP Mandal's Arts, Science & Commerce College, Shahada (KBC North Maharshtra University, Jalgaon), India. He is the President of the Indian Chapter of Asian PGPR Society for Sustainable Agriculture.

Hesham Ali El-Enshasy is Professor in Bioprocess Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and Energy, Faculty of Engineering, and Director for the Institute of Bioproducts Development, University Technology Malaysia (UTM). He is also the Co-Chair for Food, Pharmaceutical & Bio-Engineering Division, Division (Food), American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE).

Bee Hameeda is Assistant Professor in Microbiology, University College of Science, Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad, India. She has been Visiting Scientist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.