4. Biosurfactants: Synthesis, Properties and Applications in Environmental Bioremediation

  1. Romeela Mohee3 and
  2. Ackmez Mudhoo4
  1. Ramkrishna Sen1,
  2. Ackmez Mudhoo2 and
  3. D. Gunaseelan1

Published Online: 4 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118371220.ch4

Bioremediation and Sustainability: Research and Applications

Bioremediation and Sustainability: Research and Applications

How to Cite

Sen, R., Mudhoo, A. and Gunaseelan, D. (2012) Biosurfactants: Synthesis, Properties and Applications in Environmental Bioremediation, in Bioremediation and Sustainability: Research and Applications (eds R. Mohee and A. Mudhoo), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118371220.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental, Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mauritius, Réduit, MAURITIUS

  2. 4

    Lecturer, Department of Chemical and Environmental, Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mauritius, Réduit, MAURITIUS

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India, 721302

  2. 2

    Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mauritius, Réduit, Mauritius

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118062845

Online ISBN: 9781118371220

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Keywords:

  • enzymatic syntheses;
  • microbial synthesis;
  • biosurfactants;
  • pollutant remediation;
  • heavy metals removal

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Enzymatic Syntheses of Surfactants

  • Microbial Synthesis of Biosurfactants

  • Rhamnolipids

  • Properties of Biosurfactants

  • Biosurfactants in Pollutant Remediation

  • Heavy Metals Removal

  • PCBs Degradation

  • Concluding Notes

  • Acknowledgements