Biosurfactant Applications

Medical Coatings

Pet Applications Rhamnolipid medical applications include coating stents, implants, and prostheses as well as bandages to prevent infection and adhesion.

Environmental Cleanup

Rhamnolipid Dyes Environmental Cleanup, also known as bioremediation, is the process of removing oils, metals, and other pollutants from soil, water, coastlines, and the seabed. Rhamnolipids are proving to be a very safe and effective method of cleaning up oil and tar spills. They are also effective in sequestering and removing toxic metals from polluted soils, sands, and gravels. Since rhamnolipids are natural they are a much-preferred method of cleaning up toxic wastes and washing soil over removal and sequestering the material.

Oil Sludge Removal

Tank Cleaning The shipment, storage, and processing of many products, including oil and heavy petroleum leave a large amount of oil sludge or coagulate in the shipping containers, tanks, and reaction vessels that is difficult to clean out. This reduces the amount of product delivered as well as reducing the capacity of the ship or container for the next load. Rhamnolipid with its surfactant and emulsifying properties are used to remove and recover the sludge and coagulates from the containers in an environmentally safe manner.

Rhamnolipid Pescides

Rhamnolipid Biofilms Rhamnolipids as a natural product have numerous applications in agriculture and farming. They are environmentally and ecologically safe. As a surfactant they can function as a wetting agent, sticker, and dispersal agent for the application of agricultural fungicides and pesticides. In very low dilutions they are effective as a fungicide and bactericide for certain agricultural pests. As a wetting fungicide they will prove useful in protecting foods from spoilage in storage.

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