Biosurfactants as Promising Multifunctional Agent: A Mini Review

International Journal of Innovative Research and Scientific Studies, 1 (1) 2018, pages: 1-6

6 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2019

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Abdurahman Hamid Nour

Universiti Malaysia Pahang - Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering

Rosli Mohd Yunus

Universiti Malaysia Pahang - Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering

Abdulrahman Hasan Farhan

Universiti Malaysia Pahang - Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering

Date Written: September 20, 2018

Abstract

Biosurfactants are derived from plants and microorganisms such as fungi, yeast, and bacteria. Biosurfactants are also called natural surfactants which are amphiphilic biological compounds comprised of both hydrophilic and hydrophobic moieties. The environmental concerns about the effect of toxic and conventional surfactants have increased the demand for renewable and biodegradable surfactants with low toxicity and other useful effects. Therefore, the application of biosurfactants has gained much attention in different industries mainly in petroleum, food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. This review summarizes the utilization of biosurfactants as emulsifying, wetting, foaming and antimicrobial agents in various industrial processes along with their promising availability and ensuring environmental quality.

Keywords: Biosurfactant, HLB, Biosurfactant Properties, Contact Angle

Suggested Citation

Nour, Abdurahman Hamid and Yunus, Rosli Mohd and Farhan, Abdulrahman Hasan, Biosurfactants as Promising Multifunctional Agent: A Mini Review (September 20, 2018). International Journal of Innovative Research and Scientific Studies, 1 (1) 2018, pages: 1-6. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3323582 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3323582

Abdurahman Hamid Nour (Contact Author)

Universiti Malaysia Pahang - Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering

Malaysia

Rosli Mohd Yunus

Universiti Malaysia Pahang - Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering

Malaysia

Abdulrahman Hasan Farhan

Universiti Malaysia Pahang - Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering

Malaysia

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