Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science

Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science

Microbially-Derived Biosurfactants for Improving Sustainability in Industry

1st Edition - June 23, 2021

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  • Editors: Dr. Inamuddin, Charles Adetunji, Abdullah Asiri
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128233795
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233801

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 564
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: June 23, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128233795
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233801

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 multidisciplinary fields of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, electrochemistry, renewable energy, and environmental science. He has worked on different research projects funded by various government agencies and universities and is the recipient of awards, including the Fast-Track Young Scientist Award and the Young Researcher of the Year Award 2020 of the university. He has published about 189 research articles in various international scientific journals, 18 book chapters, and 144 edited books with multiple well-known publishers. His current research interests include ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors, and bending actuators.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Charles Adetunji

Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji is an Ag. Director of Intellectual Properties and Technology Transfer as well as an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology at the Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Edo State University Uzairue, Edo State, Nigeria, where he utilized the application of biological techniques and microbial bioprocesses for the actualization of sustainable development goals. He has won numerous scientific awards and grants from renowned academic bodies, has filled several scientific patents on Bioherbicides, Biopesticides, nanobiosurfactants, and nanobiopesticdes, and has published over 270 scientific journals and conference proceedings in both national and international journals. His broad research interests cover topics relating to food security, agriculture and environmental sustainability, including microbiology, biotechnology, post-harvest management, and nanotechnology. Dr Adetunji is an editorial board member of many international journals serves as a reviewer to many double-blind peer review journals. In addition, he is a member of many scientific organisations and, over the last fifteen years, has built strong working collaborations with reputable research groups in numerous and leading Universities across the globe.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Applied Microbiology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Edo State University Uzairue, Auchi, Edo State, 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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