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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: FUNCTIONALIZATION OF VEGETABLE OILS FOR USE IN THE POLYMER, OLEOCHEMICAL, AND LUBRICANT INDUSTRIES

Location: Bio-oils Research Unit

Title: Biosurfactants for microbubble preparation and application

Authors
item Xu, Qingyi -
item Nakajima, Mitsutoshi -
item Liu, Zengshe
item Shiina, Takeo -

Submitted to: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: December 17, 2011
Publication Date: January 17, 2011
Citation: Xu, Q., Nakajima, M., Liu, Z., Shiina, T. 2011. Biosurfactants for microbubble preparation and application. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 12:462-475.

Technical Abstract: Biosurfactants can be classified by their chemical composition and their origin. This review briefly describes the type of biosurfactants based on their origin. Some of the widely used biosurfactants are introduced. The current statues and future trends in the production of biosurfactants are discussed with an emphasis on plant-derived surfactants. Following a brief introduction of the properties of microbubbles, recent progress in the application of microbubble technology, such as molecular imaging, water and wastewater treatment, and aerobic fermentations, are presented. Several studies on the preparation and characterization of biosurfactant-based microbubbles as well as applications of biosurfactant-based microbubbles are reviewed.

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