• Microbial biosurfactants: A broad analysis of properties, applications, biosynthesis and techno‐economical assessment of rhamnolipid production

    10 days ago - By Wiley

    Abstract
    Biosurfactants are surface‐active molecules originated from renewable resources, which are produced by microbial fermentation or chemical/enzymatic catalysis. These molecules present important advantages as compared to petrochemical surfactants, given their resistance to extreme conditions, biodegradability, specificity and environmental compatibility. Besides that, the high production costs hinder its commercialization. In this way, the present paper aimed to analyze microbial biosurfactants production, focusing on the optimization of metabolic pathways and production processes...
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