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roduction of Rhamnolipids from Soybean Soapstock: Characterization and Comparation with Synthetics Surfactant

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Matos Lopes, Paulo Renato [1] ; Montagnolli, Renato Nallin [2] ; Cruz, Jaqueline Matos [3] ; Lovaglio, Roberta Barros [4] ; Mendes, Carolina Rosai [3] ; Dilarri, Guilherme [3] ; Contiero, Jonas [3] ; Bidoia, Ederio Dino [3]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, Coll Technol & Agr Sci, UNESP, SP-294, Km 651, Dracena, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ Sao Carlos UFSCar, Dept Nat Sci Math & Educ, Agr Sci Ctr, SP-330, Km 174, Araras, SP - Brazil
[3] Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP, Dept Biochem & Microbiol, 24-A Ave, 1515, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[4] Fed Univ Sao Carlos UFSCar, Nat Sci Ctr, SP-189, Km 12, Buri, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 2

In this study, waste from the soybean industry was used as the main carbon source to produce rhamnolipids. This biosurfactant have a great value and can be used in several applications. The biosurfactant produced in this study was characterized through to HPLC-UV, and the emulsification index was determined. The work also made a biodegradation test of lubricating oil residue, using the biosurfactant produced and other synthetics surfactants to make a comparison. After 120 h the total production concentration was 1.434 g L(-1)of rhamnolipids. This value was close to order works that used more noble carbon source for fermentation. Also was possible to identify two different homologous on the fermentation production (Rha(2)C(10)C(10)and Rha(2)C(10)). The rhamnolipids synthesized also showed good results in the emulsification of lubrication oil residue, being very close to the synthetic alternative Tween80. Thus, it is possible to conclude that the biosurfactant produced has potential for application in bioremediation of oils residues, and can be an efficient substitute for synthetic surfactants. {[}GRAPHICS] . (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/07539-4 - Bioremediation of soil contained with lubricant oil by different solutions of chemical surfactant and Pseudomonas aeruginosa LBI biosurfactant.
Grantee:Paulo Renato Matos Lopes
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate