Optimisation and acceleration of amphiphilic biosurfactants by overcoming challenges of production


Abstract:
Biosurfactants are structurally the surface-active molecules synthesised by micro-organisms. They have the capability of reducing surface and interfacial tension with low toxicity and high specificity. They encompass the properties, such as dropping surface tension, stabilising emulsions, foaming promotion and are usually non-toxic and biodegradable. Interest in biosurfactants has been increasing in recent years owing to their diversity, environment-friendly nature, possibility of large-scale production, selectivity, performance and impending applications in environmental fortification. Presently, the production of biosurfactants is highly expensive due to the use of synthetic culture media. This review article represents the current developments and future perspectives of a variety of approaches in biosurfactants production.

Keywords:
Biosurfactants; Optimisation; Economic factors; Environmental factors

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How to cite this article:
Sharmila Devi D, Nithya S. Optimisation and acceleration of amphiphilic biosurfactants by overcoming challenges of production. Journal of Biological and Information Sciences. 2013. 2 (1). 9-10.
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/jbis/read/BOJ001A0017.