Biotechnology in the Sustainable Environment by G. S. Sayler (auth.), Gary S. Sayler, John Sanseverino,

By G. S. Sayler (auth.), Gary S. Sayler, John Sanseverino, Kimberly L. Davis (eds.)

Demanding situations and possibilities within the quarter of Environmental Biotechnology; G.S. Sayler.Advances in Sustainable Biotechnology: international developments Affecting eco-friendly expertise; D. Miller. eco-friendly Chemistry: utilizing Enzymes As Benign Substitutes for man made chemical compounds and cruel stipulations in business strategies; G.E. Nedwin.TheState-of-The-Science in Environmental Biotechnology and Remediation: Phytoremediation purposes for removal Heavy steel infection from Soil and Water; B.D. Ensley, et al. The function of Microbial PCB Dechlorination in traditional recovery and Bioremediation; D.L. Bedard,H.M. Van Dort.Environmental Biotechnology at domestic and Abroad: Environmental Biotechnology concerns within the usa Federal govt; D.J. Grimes.Environmental tracking, probability research, andApplications to Bioremediation: Environmentally applicable Endpoints: The medical method of Clean-Up degrees; D. Ritter.Advances inWastewater therapy Technology: Biotreatability Kinetics: A severe part within the Scale-Up of Wastewater therapy platforms; C.P.L.Grady, Jr., et al.Summary: Biotechnology within the Sustainable surroundings: A assessment; J.J. Gauthier. 23 extra Artricles. Index.

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Glycolipids also show superior performance to petroleum based surfactants in oil removal. Glycolipid surfactants are quickly biodegraded into natural sugars and fatty acids in the environment and are non-toxic. The enzymatic synthesis of glycolipid surfactants has shown to be an environmentally-friendly, commercially viable, solvent-free process. 11. Biocatalysis The role of enzymes in the manufacture of organic chemicals is becoming more established, (Turner, 1995). Examples include the isomerization of glucose to isoglucose by glucose isomerase, beta-cyclodextrin production using cyclodextrin glucanotransferase, carnitine production using beta-ketoreductase and Aspartame production using the protease, Thermolysin.

10. Surfactants Surfactants are amphipathic molecules with hydrophobic and hydrophilic moieties. They are used in a number of cleaning applications including washing powders, fabric softeners, shampoos and laundry detergents. They are also used in foods as emulsifiers, personal care products (lotions), specialty chemicals and in other products. Their structural characteristics, enabling them to adhere to surfaces and thereby reduce surface tension, allows them to solubilize or disperse otherwise insoluble substances.

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