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Optimization of process conditions for extraction of biosurfactant

Jamal, Parveen and Alam, Md. Zahangir and Mohd Yusof, Umi Salmah and Wan Nawawi, Wan Mohd Fazli (2011) Optimization of process conditions for extraction of biosurfactant. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 7 (13). pp. 2156-2161. ISSN 1819-544X

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Biosurfactants are applied in many areas such as medical, food, industrial cleaning, bioremediation, personal care, and many more. However, its production involves high cost compared to synthetic surfactant,thus, the selection of raw material is critical in order to reduce the overall cost. In this study, waste raw material,palm oil sludge, has been used as a substrate. MTBE was selected as a potential solvent based on the value of surface tension, which was measured during screening process under controlled process conditions. In addition,optimization of the process conditions for solvent extraction was carried out with varied time, agitation and temperature using central composite design (CCD). The optimum conditions for extraction of biosurfactant are 4 hour, 150 rpm and 27ºC. This study, in effect, provided suitable solvent and optimum process conditions during solvent extraction for enhanced biosurfactant production.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2937/15832
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biosurfactant, palm oil sludge, solvent extraction, optimization, central composite design
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs Maznah Zakaria
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 08:47
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2023 16:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/15832

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