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- Pastore, Gláucia M, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Journal of chemical technology and biotechnology 2016 v.91 no.12 pp. 3018-3027
- Bacillus subtilis; acid deposition; amino acid sequences; biosurfactants; byproducts; cassava; culture media; fermentation; fouling; micelles; microfiltration; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; production costs; protein content; proteins; surfactin; ultrafiltration; wastewater
- ... BACKGROUND: Bacillus subtilis synthesizes surfactin, a powerful surface‐active agent. It has interesting potential applications. However, due to its high cost of production, commercial use is impracticable. The downstream processing represents ≈ 60% of production costs and the culture medium ≈ 30%. Many reports focused, separately, on production of surfactin using by‐products (reduced cost) or the ...