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Surfactants vs. Biosurfactants

Surfactants (short for “surface active agents”) are compounds that lower the surface (or interfacial) tension between two surfaces. They are amphiphilic substances (both lipophilic and hydrophilic) that make cleaning and rinsing fabrics and surfaces easier. The surfactant is the main active ingredient in most cleaning products, and serves two primary roles: First, it helps to...

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