Chapter 9. Surfactants from Waste Biomass

  1. Mikael Kjellin PhD industrial research leader2 and
  2. Ingegärd Johansson3
  1. Flor Yunuen García-Becerra,
  2. David Grant Allen and
  3. Edgar Joel Acosta

Published Online: 11 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470686607.ch9

Surfactants from Renewable Resources

Surfactants from Renewable Resources

How to Cite

García-Becerra, F. Y., Allen, D. G. and Acosta, E. J. (2010) Surfactants from Waste Biomass, in Surfactants from Renewable Resources (eds M. Kjellin and I. Johansson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470686607.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden

  2. 3

    AkzoNobel Surfactants, Stenungsund, Sweden

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Renewable Resources

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christian V. Stevens

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470760413

Online ISBN: 9780470686607



  • surfactants from waste biomass;
  • fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs);
  • surfactants from waste biomass biological transformation;
  • nonaqueous phase liquids or NAPLs;
  • typical glycolipid biosurfactants;
  • critical micelle concentration (CMC) for rhamnolipids;
  • enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and environmental remediation;
  • waste biomass transformation into bio-based surfactants;
  • compost isolated humic acid-like material (cHAL);
  • biosurfactant or bio-based surfactants


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Surfactants Obtained from Biological Transformation of Waste Biomass

  • Surfactants Obtained from Chemical Transformation of Waste Biomass

  • Summary and Outlook

  • References