Energy Sciences, Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences


Economical Process for the Production of Novel Thermostable Bio-surfactants with Different Applications


Energy Sciences, Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences

Focus Area:

Production of Thermostable Bio-surfactants

Social Benefits:

Process: Economical process: Low-cost raw material, Simple single component medium , Short incubation time of 12-24 hours . Product: Novel thermostable biosurfacants , Eco-friendly green alternative , A superior spray coverage with low volume , Stable over wide range of temperature, pH salinity , Better deposition retention on plant surfaces of agricultural chemicals

Developing Agency:

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Maharashtra

Technology Readiness Index:

Proof of Concept

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Brief Description

Description :

CSIR-NCL has developed an economical process for the production of novel thermostable bio-surfactants [mixture of 1-Pentanonacontene (C95H190) and 3-Hydroxy-16-methylheptadecanoic acid (C18H36O3]. Marine bacteria have used for production. Biosurfactants displayed excellent emulsification oil displacement activity. It demonstrated excellent results as the spreader of pesticides formulations. It is available in solution dry powder form. The Current process is validated at 14L scale. It is available for licensing/co-development.

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