Production of Biosurfactants from Oil Sludge Using Isolated Pseudomonas


Biosurfactant are amphiphiles produced by microorganism. They are widely used in cleanup process of organic and inorganic contaminants like metals and hydrocarbons. In this study, biosurfactants were produced from local microorganism in laboratory conditions and glass flasks. Contaminated soil or sludge was taken from the sediment tank of Abadan oil Refinery. Biosurfactant synthesis and production was followed by measuring surface tension by tensiometer.

Keywords: biosurfactant, pseudomonas, amphiphiles, microorganism.

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