publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2015

Biosurfactants as Useful Tools in Bioremediation

Claudia Isabel Sáenz-Marta; María de Lourdes Ballinas-Casarrubias; Blanca E. Rivera-Chavira; Guadalupe Virginia Nevárez-Moorillón;
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  • Published: 09 Sep 2015
  • Publisher: InTech
Abstract
Environmental pollution by organic contaminants is a major problem today because it has affected many environments. Hydrophobic contaminants are of special concern since their molecules can be bound to the soil particles, but because of its low solubility in water and high interfacial tension, those contaminants cannot be easily removed. To help with desorption of contaminants, surfactants can be used in soil and water remediation technologies. Amphiphiles that can form micelles are termed as surface active agents or surfactants and are among the most commonly used chemicals in everyday life. Chemically produced surfactants have increasingly been replaced by bio...
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free text keywords: Surface-active agents, Biochemical engineering, Bioremediation, Creative commons, Groundwater remediation, Environmental pollution, Biomolecule, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Organism, Microorganism
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publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2015

Biosurfactants as Useful Tools in Bioremediation

Claudia Isabel Sáenz-Marta; María de Lourdes Ballinas-Casarrubias; Blanca E. Rivera-Chavira; Guadalupe Virginia Nevárez-Moorillón;