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Surfactant biodegradation

Danial, Wan Hazman (2022) Surfactant biodegradation. In: Handbook of Biodegradable Materials. Springer Nature. ISBN 978-3-030- 83783-9

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Although surfactants are being used extensively in detergents, food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics and in industries and various other sectors due to their diverse functions, they also play a critical role in environmental contamination. For this reason, efforts must be made to address the biodegradation of surfactants in the environment. This chapter presents an overview of the degradation of surfactants and discusses in detail the impact of surfactants on the environment and the types and mechanisms of surfactant biodegradation. The factors influencing the biodegradation of surfactants are briefly discussed, while an assessment of the biodegradability of surfactants is also presented.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Surfactant; Biodegradation; Environment; Mechanism; Biodegradability
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr Wan Hazman Danial
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2022 11:18
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 11:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/100953

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