(Biologically activated surface active agent )
Basaa is one of a unique product presented by Shree Chemicals Industries. It is a biologically activated surface active agent. These molecules are amphiphilic compounds produced by micro organism and contain hydrophobic and hydrophilic moieties that educe surface tension and interfacial tension between individual molecules at the surface and interface respectively. Basaa has the following. Advantages compared with other surfactants i.e. better surface tension reduction power-in comparison of other surfactant available in market .It has better soil removal from clothes and surfaces as compared to other surfactants .It has higher bio-degradability, better environmental compatibility lower toxicity. Basaa shows sustained performance at wide range of temperature and pH .excellent synergy with other conventional surfactants resulting in substantial performance improvement and cost saving in detergent formulation.
Classification and chemical nature
BASAA belongs to lower molecular weight surfactant in biochemistry these are called non ionic lower molecular weight surfactant. Lower molecular weight surfactants are generally glycolipids or lip peptides. These lower molecular weight surfactants are non-ionic and there action is to lower the surface and interfacial tension .
Structurally it is a cyclolipopeptide . In BASAA cyclolipopeptide is immobilized in a solid. Support to give its maximum solubility in aqueous solution.
BASAA is a brown blue liquid with a pleased smell of bacterial function.
Effect of pH and temperature on the stability of Basaa .Basaa containing solution was adjusted to various pH in the range of 2 to 16 at room temperature and allowed to stand for 24 hrs following which the surface activities were measured. The observation confirms stability of Basaa at pH ranging from 2 to 16 at room temperature indicating that variation in pH has no appreciated effect on surface activity,
The surface tension reduction values of basaa were measured at 100∙C for 3 hrs at 20 mint intervals. The observation confirms that basaa is stable even at high temperature.
Basaa is used for a wide variety of purposes such as emulsification, detergency, solubilisation ,wetting and spreading properties. It has potential applications in such areas as the environmental protection, surplus cride oil recovery, health care and food processing industry . In the detergent industry it is important to remove dirt, grease, fatty materials etc.
Why used in detergent powder and cake
Basaa is a better surfactant than other surfactants are available in market. It will gives better regards in cleaning due to it deep penetration in fabric pores where darts is
Blocked specially in detergent cake and powder.
Basaa has three major advantages for these applications:
Better surface tension reduction power the environmental consequences of its use is minimum and its addition can reduce the concentration of chemical surfactants that are much more harmful.
Basaa is completely biodegradable. It is compatible with the variety of enzymes that are used in the detergent industry. It has antibacterial, antifungal properties. Temperature & pH stability in performance is better.
Dosage in detergent industry
Since Basaa is very effective as a surface active agent but due to its low foam generating performance,the recommended dose is 0.1 -3% in combination with other chemical detergents for a better synergistic wash performance at a lower cost.
Basaa is produced by a non-toxicology, non pathogenic, eco-friendly strain of microorganism to ensure environmental safety . it is non-toxic to animal, plant and human.
Basaa is available in 30 kg and 60kg plastic drums
TESTING REPORTS OF BASAA
|(Prepare stock solution of solution E & solution F and Prepare solution C at the time of use only)|
|Folln’s reagent = dilute it 1:1 with H2O|