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Biosurfactant Applications in Every Industry

By October 30, 2019 No Comments

A variety of unique properties, non-toxicity and biodegradability allow biosurfactants to be used in every industry and in every aspect of human life.

 

Oil & Gas Industry

A combination of surface, antibacterial and emulsifying activities makes biosurfactants a universal solution for many oil and gas industry problems and processes:

  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Paraffin liquefaction
  • Paraffin/asphalt deposit control
  • Oil viscosity reduction
  • Demulsification of emulsions
  • Hydrates inhibition
  • Corrosion inhibition
  • Descaling
  • Fracking
  • Lubrication of drilling equipment
  • Cleaning of oil tanks
  • Prevention of SRB and other bacteria growth

Agriculture

A combination of surface, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and emulsifying activities makes biosurfactants a universal solution for many agriculture problems and processes:

  • Biopesticides
  • Biofertilizers
  • Enhancers of nutrient absorption
  • Treatments for saline, heavy, dry, and contaminated soils
  • Water retention
  • Protection of soil from erosion
  • Washing of soil from pollutants

Solutions for Climate Change and Pollution Problems

Once having induced life emergence, biosurfactants can help restore natural balance nature on our planet:

  • Treatment of plants to enhance carbon sequestration to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide
  • Treatment of pastures and animal feed to inhibit methanogenic bacteria and methane production
  • Replacement of nitrate fertilizers with biosurfactants to reduce nitrous oxide production
  • Bioremediation of polluted waters and soils
  • Treatment of landfills, sewage and water waste to reduce methane production

Personal Care and Cosmetic Products

A combination of surface, antimicrobial, emulsifying, skin improving and moisturizing activities makes biosurfactants universal solution for many skin and hair problems:

  • Anti-aging, moisturizing creams, lotions and emollients
  • Treatment for skin diseases (eczema, psoriasis, acne, etc.)
  • Treatment of traumatized and post-traumatized skin (burns, wounds, scars, etc.)
  • Anti-dandruff and hair growth stimulating shampoo
  • Additive to all types of cosmetic products (lipsticks, mascara, foundation, etc.)
  • Soaps, body and face wash, hand sanitizers
  • Products for oral cavity care (toothpaste, mouthwash)

Detergents and Cleansers

A combination of surface, antimicrobial, detergent and emulsifying activities allows biosurfactants to enhance all types of cleansers and detergents:

  • Antimicrobial soaps
  • Sanitizers for surfaces
  • Foaming/co-foaming or anti-foaming agents
  • Emulsifiers
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish wash,
  • Car wash
  • Grease removals
  • Other HI&I cleansers

Livestock and Pet Husbandry

A combination of surface, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activities allows biosurfactants to enhance the health of animals and quality of meat produced from livestock:

  • Antibacteral/antiviral/antifungal treatment of animals and facilities
  • Enhanced adsorption of nutrients from food
  • Anti-nematode treatment
  • Immune modulation
  • Treatment of animals’ fur and wool
  • Sanitation

Food Industry

A combination of surface, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and emulsifying activities allows biosurfactants to improve food quality:

  • Emulsifiers
  • Preservatives
  • Improvement of products texture
  • Food with anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties
  • Food with improved adsorption in the gut
  • Rehydrating drinks
  • Treatment of cooking and packaging surfaces to prevent contamination
  • Plastic for food packaging with antimicrobial effect
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