• Ultrasound assisted in‐situ separation of sophorolipids in multi‐phase fermentation system to achieve efficient production by Candida bombicola

    15 days ago - By Wiley

    Abstract
    Background
    Sophorolipids are regarded as one of the most promising biosurfactants. However, high production costs are the main obstacle to extended SLs application. Semi-continuous fermentation, which is based on in-situ separation, is a promising technology for achieving high SLs productivity.
    Methods and results
    In this study, the sedimentation mechanism of SLs was analyzed. The formation of a hydrophobic mixture of SLs and rapeseed oil was a key factor in sedimentation. And the hydrophobicity and density of the mixture determined SLs sedimentation rate. On this basis...
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