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Liquid membrane extraction of bio-active amphiphilic substances: Recovery of surfactin

Dimitrov, Krasimir and Gancel, Frédérique and Montastruc, Ludovic and Nikov, Iordan Liquid membrane extraction of bio-active amphiphilic substances: Recovery of surfactin. (2008) Biochemical Engineering Journal, 4 (3). 248-253. ISSN 1369-703X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bej.2008.07.005


The interest of application of liquid membrane (pertraction) processes for recovery of biosurfactants from aqueous media was demonstrated. Transport of pure surfactin in three-liquid-phase system was studied. Surfactin was successfully extracted from slightly acid media (pH 5.65–6.05) applying batch pertraction in a rotating discs contactor and using n-heptane as liquid membrane. The process efficiencywas found to be strongly affected by the feed solution acidity (83% at pHF 6.05 and 97% at pHF 5.65 after 4 h pertraction). An atypical pH effect was observed when the behaviour of surfactin extraction from aqueous media by non-polar solvents (n-heptane and n-octane)was studied. The obtained high extraction degrees fromboth acid and basic media and the clearly reduced degree of extraction from neutral media could be attributed to the different conformations of surfactin in these media.

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HAL Id:hal-03579920
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BULGARIA)
Other partners > Polytech'Lille (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille - USTL (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:13 Oct 2008 13:04

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