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Biosurfactant production using agroindustrial residues as substrate

Grant number: 11/09675-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2012
Effective date (End): March 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology - Food Science
Principal Investigator:Vanildo Luiz Del Bianchi
Grantee:Gisele Ferreira Bueno
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):12/13457-6 - Biosurfactant production and characterization using agro-industrial residues as substrate, BE.EP.DR


The biosurfactants are grown from microrganisms and are compounds with low toxicity and high biodegradability ability to reduce surface and interfacial tensions. Due to the advantage of being more biodegradable compared with those of chemical origin, they are most appropriate for application in biological treatment systems, assisting in the bioavailability of oil and grease ound in some industrial effluents food source. This study aims to optimize the production of biosurfactant by Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus velezensis through distinct substrates in solid state fermentation and using the biosurfactant produced in the biological treatment of industrial effluents containing oil and grease. To do so, will be used three different substrates: wheat bran, cassava bagasse and crueira. Fermentation will occur in polyethylene bags with 10 grams of solid substrate plus buffer-glycerol phosphate and the concentration to obtain 40, 60 and 80% humidity and are incubated at 37 ° C for 96 hours. Analysis will be made of surface tension, critical micelle concentration, and emulsification activity and index emulsficante. After optimization, the best results for biosurfactant production will be applied at concentrations of 2, 5 and 8% for the anaerobic treatment of dairy wastewater, refrigerator and manipueira.

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BUENO, Gisele Ferreira. Produção de biossurfactantes utilizando resíduos agroindustriais como substrato. 2014. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências Letras e Ciências Exatas. São José do Rio Preto São José do Rio Preto.

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