Document Detail


Oil removal from used sorbents using a biosurfactant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15474934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Oil spills impose serious damage on the environment. Mechanical recovery by the help of oil sorbents is one of the most important countermeasures in oil spill response. Most sorbents, however, end up in landfills or in incineration after a single use. These options either produce another source of pollution or increase the oil recovery cost. In this study a biosurfactant was used to clean used oil sorbents. This use of biosurfactants is new. Washing parameters tested included sorbent type, washing time, surfactant dosage and temperature. It was found that with biosurfactant washing more than 95% removal of the oil from sorbents was achieved, depending on the washing conditions. Biosurfactants were found to have considerable potential for recycling the used sorbents.
Authors:
Q F Wei; R R Mather; A F Fotheringham
Related Documents :
19075504 - Estimation of total carbonyl compounds in roasted and dried foods by the tentative meth...
12523544 - Sea transport of animal and vegetable oils and its environmental consequences.
1452224 - Sporostatic effect of some oils against fungi causing otomycosis.
338984 - Hydnocarpus oil as an antileprotic agent in footpad technique.
12380244 - Talking to patients about food insecurity.
16244934 - Probabilistic models for food-borne disease risk assessment.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0960-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioresour. Technol.     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-11     Completed Date:  2005-03-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9889523     Medline TA:  Bioresour Technol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Southern Yangtze University, Wuxi 214063, PR China. q.wei@hw.ac.uk
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Glycolipids / metabolism*
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
North Sea
Petroleum*
Polypropylenes / metabolism*
Surface-Active Agents / metabolism*
Temperature
Time Factors
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glycolipids; 0/Petroleum; 0/Polypropylenes; 0/Surface-Active Agents; 0/rhamnolipid

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Nitrogen availability of anaerobic swine lagoon sludge: sludge source effects.
Next Document:  Effect of organic loading rate on the stability, operational parameters and performance of a seconda...