Development of Rhamnolipid Based White board cleaner

Reshma Turbekar, Nagesh Malik, Debarshi Dey, Deepak Thakare

Abstract

In the present study biosurfactant based white board cleaner was formulated, using column purified rhamnolipid produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. A rhamnolipid concentration of 0.01% was finalized, as it was efficiently able to remove fresh and aged white board marker stains on white board. The rhamnolipid formulation was found to be stable over a tested span of 6 months and it did not exhibit any cytotoxicity on Human Lung Epithelial Cell Line (L132) and Normal Human Skin Fibroblast (NHSF) cell line. The cleaning efficiency was equivalent to conventional synthetic surfactants, but the biosurfactant based approach is more environment friendly and biocompatible.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v2i4.11589  

Int J Appl Sci Biotechnol, Vol. 2(4): 570-573

 

Keywords

Human Lung Epithelial Cell Line; Normal Human Skin Fibroblast; Rhamnolipid; White board

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v2i4.11589

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