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Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128233801

Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science

1st Edition

Microbially-Derived Biosurfactants for Improving Sustainability in Industry

Editors: Dr. Inamuddin Charles Adetunji Abdullah Asiri
Paperback ISBN: 9780128233801
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 23rd June 2021
Page Count: 564
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Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science: Microbially-Derived Biosurfactants for Improving Sustainability in Industry explores the role biosurfactants may play in providing more sustainable, environmentally benign, and economically efficient solutions for mitigating challenges experienced in the industrial sector. Sections cover an introduction to their production and review their application across a broad range of industry applications, from polymer and biofuel production to lubrification and corrosion protection. Drawing on the knowledge of its expert team of global contributors, the book provides useful insights for all those currently or potentially interested in developing or applying biosurfactants in their own work.

As awareness and efforts to develop greener products and processes continue to grow in the chemistry community, biosurfactants are garnering much attention for the potential roles they can play, both in reducing the use and production of more toxic products and as tools for addressing existing problems.

Key Features

  • Highlights effective bioprocessing techniques, bioprocessing, agrowaste, and factors affecting production
  • Reflects on differing strains of fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes and yeast, and reviews genetic modification of such strains for enhanced biosurfactant production
  • Explores the use of biosurfactants across a broad range of industrial applications


Graduates, post-graduates and researchers across both academia and industry interested in developing and/or applying biosurfactants, including chemical engineers, green/ analytical/ environmental chemists, sustainability researchers, and environmental scientists; researchers in colloid science, surfactant science, physico-chemists, materials scientists and microbiologists

Table of Contents

1. Biosurfactant role in microbial enhanced oil recovery
Achinta Bera, Sunil Kumar, and Jalal Foroozesh

2. Application of biosurfactant in fuel formulation
Lijian Leng, Lihong Yang, Weijin Zhang, Hailong Li, and Xingzhong Yuan

3. Application of biosurfactants in the production of personal care products,detergents and industrial and institutional cleaners
Labiba El-Khordagui, Sara E. Badawey, and Lamia A. Heikal

4. Application of biosurfactants in algae cultivation systems
Vivian Chimezie Akubude and Blessing Amarachi Mba

5. Application of biosurfactant in food industry
V.C. Akubude, S. Sule, D.C. Chinweuba, and V.C. Okafor

6. Utilization of agroindustrial wastes with a high content of protein, carbohydrates, and fatty acid used for mass production of biosurfactant
M. Rajasimman, Suganya Alexandar, P. Manivannan, and A Muthukumarapandian

7. Applications of biosurfactants in the production of paints and other glossy emulsions
Aneela Sabir, Iqra Saeed, Samina Saleem, Muhammad Shafiq, and Rafi Ullah Khan

8. Biosurfactant production by solid-state fermentation, submerged fermentation, and biphasic fermentation
Jhonatas Rodrigues Barbosa, Sabrina Baleixo da Silva, and Raul Nunes de Carvalho, Junior

9. Applications of biosurfactants in the production of industrially relevant bioproducts
Awais Ali Aslam, Mohammad Ishtaiq, Rida Badar, Muhammad Shahid Nazir,
Zaman Tahir, and Mohd Azmuddin Abdullah

10. Application of biosurfactants and nanomaterials in the treatment of polluted water
Awais Ali Aslam, Mohammad Ishtaiq, Sidra Faryal, Muhammad Shahid Nazir, Majid Niaz Akhtar, Zulfiqar Ali, and Mohd Azmuddin Abdullah

11. Application of biosurfactant in the refinery of crude oil
Pallavi Jain, Praveen Kumar Yadav, and Sapna Raghav

12. Application of biosurfactant for the production of adjuvant and their synergetic effects when combined with different agro-pesticides
Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Jaison Jeevanandam, Abel Inobeme, Olugbemi T. Olaniyan, Osikemekha Anthony Anani, Devarajan Thangadurai, and Saher Islam

13. High industrial beneficial microorganisms for effective production of a high quantity of biosurfactant
Jaison Jeevanandam, Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Jaya Divya Selvam, Osikemekha Anthony Anani, Abel Inobeme, Saher Islam, and Devarajan Thangad

14. Strain improvement methodology and genetic engineering that could lead to an increase in the production of biosurfactants
Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Jaison Jeevanandam, Osikemekha Anthony Anani, Abel Inobeme, Devarajan Thangadurai, Saher Islam, and Olugbemi T. Olaniyan

15. Application of biosurfactants in the disruption of cell biomass
A. Arathi, V. Akhil, and P.V. Mohanan

16. Significant of biosurfactants in the lubrification, mineral flotation, and petroleum recovery
M. Noorjahan, G. Deepthi Reddy, M. Khayyum, M. Haseena, A. Ratnamala, K. Venkata Ratnam, and K. Chandra Babu Naidu

17. Important parameters necessary in the bioreactor for the mass production of biosurfactants
Sumeyra Gurkok

18. Application of biosurfactant for effective production of biocides from sulfate-reducing bacteria
Aarati Panchabhai

19. Mass production and factors affecting biosurfactant productivity using bioreactors
Kanwal, Hanaa Ali Hussein, Khalid Mohammed Khan, and Mohd Azmuddin Abdullah

20. Application of biosurfactant as a demulsifying and emulsifying agent in the formulation of petrochemical products
Farzad Raeisi, Seyyed Mojtaba Mousavi, Seyyed Alireza Hashemi, Leila Malekpour, Sonia Bahrani, Chin Wei Lai, Wei-Hung Chiang, Aziz Babapoor, Sargol Mazraedoost, and Hossein Esmaeili

21. Sophorolipids and rhamnolipids as a biosurfactant: Synthesis and applications
Rebaka Vara Prasad, Rachamalla Arun Kumar, Devendra Sharma, Atul Sharma, and Subbiah Nagarajan

22. Application of biosurfactant in the formulation of petrochemical products such as demulsifying/emulsifying agents
Santanu Sana, Dipanjan Sengupta, and Sriparna Datta

23. Biosurfactants from halophilic origin and their potential applications
Thavasimuthu Citarasu, Eswaramoorthy Thirumalaikumar, Paramachandran Abinaya, Mariavincent Michael Babu, and Ganapathi Uma

24. Synergistic effect of biosurfactant with nanomaterials for the bioremediation of toxic sites


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About the Editors

Dr. Inamuddin

Inamuddin is an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has extensive research experience in analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, electrochemistry, renewable energy, and environmental science, and his research interests include ion exchange materials, sensors for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors, and bending actuators. He has worked on different research projects funded by various government agencies and universities and is the recipient of several awards for his work. He has published more than 180 research articles, 18 book chapters, and 120 edited books with multiple well-known publishers and scientific journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Applied Chemistry, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Charles Adetunji

Dr. Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Director of Intellectual Properties and Technology Transfer; Chairman Committee on Research Grant and Associate Professor of Biotechnology at EUI. He won scientific awards and grants from renowned academic bodies like Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) India, The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Italy, Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NPF) Netherlands, The Agency for International Development Cooperation; Israel, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK among many others. He has filed several scientific patents, published articles and conference proceedings, been a board member of several international journals and professional including bodies. He is a keynote speaker at various Universities, research institutes which span across several continent of the globe. He has built strong working collaborations and is the Founder & CEO of BECTIK Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Company. His Biotechnology Company consist a team of leading academics in their fields and thrive to deliver solutions all around Bio & Nanotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Applied Microbiology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Edo University Iyamho, PMB 04, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. Nigeria

Abdullah Asiri

Abdullah Mohammed Ahmed Asiri is a full Professor in the Chemistry Department, at the Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. His research interests include: color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel colorants and coloration of textiles and plastics, molecular modeling, applications of organic materials into optics such as OEDS, high performance organic dyes and pigments, new applications of organic photochromic compounds, organic synthesis of heterocyclic compounds as precursor for dyes, synthesis of polymers functionalized with organic dyes, preparation of some coating formulations for different applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science-King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

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