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) : Friede,John D.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

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)

Descriptors :   *Hydrocarbons, *Biodeterioration, *Microbiology, Biosynthesis, Synthesis(Chemistry), Chromatographic analysis

Subject Categories : Microbiology
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE