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Biosurfactants as promising multifunctional agent: A mini review

Akbari, Sweeta and Nour, A. H. and R. M., Yunus and Farhan, Abdulrahman Hasan (2018) Biosurfactants as promising multifunctional agent: A mini review. International Journal of Innovative Research and Scientific Studies, 1 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2617-6548

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Biosurfactants are derived from plants and microorganisms such as fungi, yeast, and bacteria. Biosurfactants are also called natural surfactants which are amphiphilic biological compounds comprised of both hydrophilic and hydrophobic moieties. The environmental concerns about the effect of toxic and conventional surfactants have increased the demand for renewable and biodegradable surfactants with low toxicity and other useful effects. Therefore, the application of biosurfactants has gained much attention in different industries mainly in petroleum, food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. This review summarizes the utilization of biosurfactants as emulsifying, wetting, foaming and antimicrobial agents in various industrial processes along with their promising availability and ensuring environmental quality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biosurfactant, HLB, Biosurfactant properties, Contact angle
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2018 06:53
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2018 06:53
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