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THE ISOLATION OF A THERMOPHILIC BIOSURFACTANT PRODUCING BACILLUS SP

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Banat, Ibrahim (1993) THE ISOLATION OF A THERMOPHILIC BIOSURFACTANT PRODUCING BACILLUS SP. BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 15 (6). pp. 591-594. [Journal article]

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Abstract

A thermophilic Bacillus strain has been isolated on a hydrocarbon containing medium and grew at up to 50-degrees-C. This strain produced biosurfactant and its 20h old culture broth had low surface and interfacial tension (27-29 and 1.5 mN/m, respectively) . It emulsified Kerosene and other hydrocarbons efficiently (E-24 = 95%) and was able to recover more than 95% of the residual oil from sandpack columns. Potential uses in oil industries are discussed.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
ID Code:4349
Deposited By:Professor Ibrahim Banat
Deposited On:07 Jan 2010 19:24
Last Modified:16 May 2012 14:23

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