Accession Number:

AD0770630

Title:

The Isolation and Chemical and Biological Properties of Microbial Emulsifying Agents for Hydrocarbons.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. no. 1 (Annual), 1 Nov 72-31 Oct 73,

Corporate Author:

VILLANOVA UNIV PA DEPT OF BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The research reported discusses attempts made to purify and characterize these molecules in hopes that they may be used as non-toxic, biodegradable emulsifiers which will enhance the rate of oil biodegradation. The factors in the growth medium of Candida petrophilum ATCC 20226 have been partially purified by passage over Amberlite IRC-50 and elution with 50 ethanol. Preliminary studies on the growth medium of a C. tropicalis strain and Pseudomonas aeruginosa NCIB 9904 have been performed. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE