Banat, Ibrahim, Samarah, N, Murad, M, Horne, R and Banerjee, S (1991) BIOSURFACTANT PRODUCTION AND USE IN OIL TANK CLEANUP. WORLD JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY, 7 (1). pp. 80-88. [Journal article]
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A proprietary bacterial strain (Pet 1006) produced biosurfactants when grown on both glucose and an immiscible hydrocarbon as carbon sources. Pilot-plant-scale (1500 I) production gave, on repeated batch runs, 2 tonnes of culture broth containing active biosurfactant. The product was used as a substitute for chemical surfactants in a clean-up demonstration test carried out by Cargo Fleet Chemical Company Ltd. (UK) on an oil storage tank belonging to Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait. The clean-up was successful in removing the sludge from the tank bottom, and it also allowed the recovery of more than 90% of the hydrocarbon trapped in the sludge. The recovered hydrocarbon had excellent properties and could be sold after being blended with fresh crude.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Biomedical Sciences Research Institute|
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
|Deposited By:||Professor Ibrahim Banat|
|Deposited On:||07 Jan 2010 19:49|
|Last Modified:||16 May 2012 13:33|
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