9. Biosurfactants

  1. Vincenzo Piemonte2,
  2. Marcello De Falco2 and
  3. Angelo Basile3
  1. Maria Giovanna Martinotti,
  2. Gianna Allegrone,
  3. Massimo Cavallo and
  4. Letizia Fracchia

Published Online: 4 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118629703.ch9

Sustainable Development in Chemical Engineering Innovative Technologies

Sustainable Development in Chemical Engineering Innovative Technologies

How to Cite

Martinotti, M. G., Allegrone, G., Cavallo, M. and Fracchia, L. (2013) Biosurfactants, in Sustainable Development in Chemical Engineering Innovative Technologies (eds V. Piemonte, M. De Falco and A. Basile), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118629703.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy

  2. 3

    ITM-CNR, Rende (CS), Italy

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemical, Food, Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences (DiSCAFF), Università del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUN 2013
  2. Published Print: 4 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119953524

Online ISBN: 9781118629703

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Keywords:

  • Surfactants;
  • bioremediation;
  • functional structures;
  • environmental applications;
  • industrial applications

Summary

Biosurfactants are structurally diverse and heterogeneous groups of surface-active amphipathic molecules. Owing to their capability to reduce surface and interfacial tension, they have a wide range of industrial and environmental applications. The present chapter reviews the most recent results obtained in the production technologies, optimization methods, recovery of biosurfactants, and their many different application fields.