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Table 2 Emulsifying indexes obtained with different hydrocarbons using the bioemulsifier produced by Paenibacillus sp. #510

From: Novel bioemulsifier produced by a Paenibacillus strain isolated from crude oil

Hydrocarbon E 24 (%)
Chloroform 63.8 ± 0.7
Crude oil 75.1 ± 1.6
Dichloromethane 66.1 ± 1.9
Ethyl acetate 52.7 ± 1.3
Gas oil 15.9 ± 1.2
Heating oil 62.7 ± 1.5
n -hexadecane 59.3 ± 1.0
n -hexane 50.9 ± 1.8
Paraffin 63.1 ± 1.6
Toluene 61.6 ± 1.1
Xylene 59.3 ± 1.0
  1. Results are expressed as means ± standard deviations of three independent experiments.