Bioreactor and process configurations for the production and recovery of foam intense rhamnolipids and derivatives

Blesken, Christian Carl; Blank, Lars M. (Thesis advisor); Palkovits, Regina (Thesis advisor)

1. Auflage. - Aachen : Apprimus Verlag (2021, 2022)
Book, Dissertation / PhD Thesis

In: Applied microbiology 26
Page(s)/Article-Nr.: 1 Online-Ressource : Illustrationen, Diagramme

Dissertation, RWTH Aachen University, 2021


In this study, a recombinant non-pathogenic Pseudomonas putida KT2440 was applied for rhamnolipid or 3-(3-hydroxyalkanoyloxy) alkanoic acid production. The production and recovery of these surfactants was intensified by the integration of foam fractionation and desorption techniques into the bioreactor cultivation process. Furthermore, the accumulation of bacteria at the gas-liquid interface of the foam could be diminished by deleting genes encoding hydrophobic cell-surface structures.


  • Department of Biology [160000]
  • Chair of Applied Microbiology [161710]