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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project Publications: University of Arizona: Biosurfactant-Enhanced in Situ Metal Remediation

Superfund Research Program

Biosurfactant-Enhanced in Situ Metal Remediation

Project Leader: Raina M. Maier
Grant Number: P42ES004940
Funding Period: 1995-2010

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Publications

2004

  • Bodour AA, Guerrero-Barajas C, Jiorle BV, Malcomson ME, Paull AK, Somogyi A, Trinh LN, Bates RB, Maier RM. 2004. Structure and characterization of flavolipids, a novel group of biosurfactants produced by Flavobacterium sp. Strain MTN11. Appl Environ Microbiol 70(1):114-120. PMID:14711632
  • He J, Arnold RG, Saez AE, Betterton EA, Ela WP. 2004. Removal of aqueous phase trichloroethylene using membrane air stripping contactors. J Environ Eng (New York) 130(11):1232-1241.
  • He J, Ela WP, Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Saez AE. 2004. Reductive dehalogenation of aqueous-phase chlorinated hydrocarbons in an electrochemical reactor. Ind Eng Chem Res 43(25):7965-7974.
  • He J, Saez AE, Ela WP. 2004. Destruction of aqueous-phase carbon tetrachloride in an electrochemical reactor with a porous cathode. Ind Eng Chem Res 43(4):913-923.

2003

  • Bodour AA, Drees KP, Maier RM. 2003. Distribution of biosurfactant-producing bacteria in undisturbed and contaminated arid southwestern soils. Appl Environ Microbiol 69(6):3280-3287. PMID:12788727
  • Maier RM. 2003. Biosurfactants: evolution and diversity in bacteria. Adv Appl Microbiol 52:101-121. PMID:12964241
  • Neilson JW, Artiola JF, Maier RM. 2003. Characterization of lead removal from contaminated soils by nontoxic soil-washing agents. J Environ Qual 32(3):899-908. PMID:12809290
  • Rensing CG, Maier RM. 2003. Issues underlying use of biosensors to measure metal bioavailability. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 56(1):140-147. PMID:12915147
  • Sandrin TR, Maier RM. 2003. Impact of metals on the biodegradation of organic pollutants. Environ Health Perspect 111(8):1093-1101. PMID:12826480

2002

  • Bodour AA, Maier RM. 2002. Biosurfactants: types, screening methods, and applications. In: Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. John Wiley and Sons, pp.750-770.
  • Henry EJ, Smith JE. 2002. The effect of surface-active solutes on water flow and contaminant transport in variably saturated porous media with capillary fringe effects. J Contam Hydrol 56(3-4):247-270. doi:10.1016/S0169-7722(01)00206-6 PMID:12102321
  • Herman DC, Maier RM. 2002. Biosynthesis and applications of glycolipid and lipopeptide biosurfactants. In: Lipid Biotechnology. Marcel Dekker, New York, NY. pp.629-654.
  • Jordan FL, Robin-Abbott M, Maier RM, Glenn EP. 2002. A comparison of chelator-facilitated plant metal uptake by a halophyte and a glycophyte from a contaminated soil. Environ Toxicol Chem 21(12):2698-2704. PMID:2463567
  • Korte NE, West OR, Liang L, Gu B, Zutman JL, Fernando Q. 2002. The effect of solvent concentration on the use of palladized-iron for the step-wise dechlorination of polychlorinated biphenyls in soil extracts. Waste Management 22(3):343-349. PMID:11952181
  • Neilson JW, Otto W, Larive CL, Pemberton JE. 2002. Biosurfactant-mediated metal behavior in soil. In: Proceedings of the Goldschmidt Conference for Geochemistry, Aug. 18-23. Davos, Switzerland.
  • Sandrin TR, Maier RM. 2002. Effect of pH on cadmium toxicity, speciation, and accumulation during naphthalene biodegradation. Environ Toxicol Chem 21(10):2075-2079. PMID:12371483
  • Shellenberger K, Logan BE. 2002. Effect of molecular scale roughness of glass beads on colloidal and bacterial deposition. Environ Sci Technol 36(2):184-189. PMID:11827052

2001

  • Maier RM, Neilson JW, Artiola JF, Jordan FL, Glenn EP, Descher S. 2001. Remediation of metal-contaminated soil and sludge using biosurfactant technology. Int J Occup Med Environ Health 14(3):241-248. PMID:11764852
  • Ochoa-Loza FJ, Artiola JF, Maier RM. 2001. Stability constants for the complexation of various metals with a rhamnolipid biosurfactant. J Environ Qual 30(2):479-485. PMID:11285908

2000

  • Al-Tahhan RA, Sandrin TR, Bodour AA, Maier RM. 2000. Rhamnolipid-induced removal of lipopolysaccharide from Pseudomonas aeruginosa: effect on cell surface properties and interaction with hydrophobic substrates. Appl Environ Microbiol 66(8):3262-3268. PMID:10919779
  • Bodour AA, Al-Tahhan RA, Sandrin TR, Maier RM. 2000. Cell surface properties of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: effect of rhamnolipid on lipopolysaccharide content. In: Proceedings of the Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Annual Meeting, February 10th. Tucson, AZ.
  • Bodour AA, Wang J, Brusseau ML, Maier RM. 2000. Development of an indigenous phenanthrene degrading community during long-term exposure to phenanthrene. In: Proceedings of the Arizona-Nevada Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Meeting, February 19th. Tucson, AZ.
  • Bodour AA, Wang J, Brusseau ML, Maier RM. 2000. The development of an indigenous phenanthrene degrading community during long-term exposure to phenanthrene under saturated flow conditions. In: Proceedings of the 100th General American Society for Microbiology Meeting, May 21-25. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Curtis SJ, Maier RM. 2000. The effect of a rhamnolipid biosurfactant and the in situ production of surface-active compounds on the biodegradation of a mixture of organic compounds by an indigenous soil community. In: Proceedings of the 100th General American Society for Microbiology Meeting, May 21-25. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Korte NE, Zutman JL, Schlosser RM, Liang L, Gu B, Fernando Q. 2000. Field application of palladized iron for the dechlorination of trichloroethene. Waste Management 20(8):687-694.
  • Maier RM. 2000. Bioremediation strategies for sites co-contaminated with organics and metals. In: Proceedings of the 100th General American Society for Microbiology Meeting, May 21-25. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Maier RM. 2000. Biosurfactants: effects on cell surface properties and interactions with hydrophobic substrates. In: Proceedings of the Society for Industrial Microbiology, July 23-27. San Diego, CA.
  • Maier RM. 2000. Remediation of metal-contaminated soil using biosurfactant technology. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Metals in Eastern and Central Europe: Health Effects, Sources of Contamination and Methods of Remediation, Nov. 8-11. Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Maier RM. 2000. Rhamnolipid-induced removal of lipopolysaccharide from Pseudomonas: effects on cell surface properties and interactions with hydrophobic substrates. In: Proceedings of the FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Meeting on Microbial Polysaccharides, August, 13-18. Copper Mountain, CO.
  • Maier RM. 2000. The biosurfactant story: from bioremediation to biological control. In: Proceedings of Reed College, March 31. Portland, OR.
  • Maier RM, Gage DM, Bodour AA. 2000. Substrate induced switch between bioemulsifier and biosurfactant production. In: Proceedings of the 100th General American Society for Microbiology Meeting, May 21-25. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Maier RM, Soberon-Chavez G. 2000. Pseudomonas aeruginosa rhamnolipids: biosynthesis and potential applications. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 54(5):0625-0633. PMID:11131386
  • Maslin P, Maier RM. 2000. Rhamnolipid-enhanced mineralization of phenanthrene in organic-metal co-contaminated soils. Bioremediat J 4(4):295-308.

1999

  • Maslin P, Maier RM. 1999. Biosurfactant-induced protection against cadmium toxicity during phenanthrene degradation in soil. In: Proceedings of the 99th General American Society for Microbiology Meeting. Chicago, IL.

1998

  • Bai G, Brusseau ML, Maier RM. 1998. Influence of cation type, ionic strength and pH on solubilization and mobilization of residual hydrocarbon by a biosurfactant. J Contam Hydrol 30:265-279.
  • Bodour AA, Maier RM. 1998. Application of a modified drop-collapse technique for surfactant quantitation and screening of biosurfactant-producing microorganisms. J Microbiol Methods 32:273-280.
  • Campos-Garcia J, Caro AD, Najera R, Maier RM, Al-Tahhan RA, Soberon-Chavez G. 1998. The Pseudomonas aeruginosa rhlG gene encodes an NADPH-dependent beta-ketoacyl reductase which is specifically involved in rhamnolipid synthesis. J Bacteriol 180(17):4442-4451. PMID:9721281 PMCID:PMC107453
  • Gage-Fasse D, Maier RM. 1998. Application of rhamnolipid biosurfactant for remediation of soil contaminated with mixed metals. In: Proceedings of the United States/Mexico Conference on Hazardous Waste Management and Technologies. Tucson, AZ.
  • Gage-Fasse D, Torrens JL, Maier RM. 1998. Residual toxicity in various soils following biosurfactant treatment to remove metal contamination. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Risk Considerations for Environmental Health and Safety. The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Maier RM. 1998. Application of biosurfactants for removal of metals/metal toxicity from soil. In: Proceedings of the United States/Mexico Conference on Hazardous Waste Management and Technologies. Tucson, AZ.
  • Maier RM. 1998. Biosurfactants in the remediation of metal-contaminated soils and wastestreams. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Risk Considerations for Environmental Health and Safety. The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Ochoa-Loza FJ, Maier RM. 1998. Competition of naturally occurring metals and metal contaminants for complexation by a rhamnolipid biosurfactant. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Risk Considerations for Environmental Health and Safety. The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Ochoa-Loza FJ, Maier RM. 1998. Effect of soil constituents on sorption of a rhamnolipid biosurfactant. In: Proceedings of the United States/Mexico Conference on Hazardous Waste Management and Technologies. Tucson, AZ.
  • Ochoa-Loza FJ, Maier RM. 1998. Evaluation of factors that affect rhamnolipid performance in removal of metals from soil. In: Proceedings of the Superfund Basic Research Program: A Decade of Improving Health through Multi-Disciplinary Research. Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Torrens JL, Herman DC, Maier RM. 1998. Biosurfactant (rhamnolipid) sorption and the impact on rhamnolipid-facilitated removal of cadmium from various soils under saturated flow conditions. Environ Sci Technol 32(6):776-781.
  • Torrens JL, Herman DC, Maier RM. 1998. Biosurfactant-enhanced removal of cadmium from various soils under saturated flow conditions. In: Proceedings of the Superfund Basic Research Program: A Decade of Improving Health through Multi-Disciplinary Research. Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Wang J, Marlowe EM, Maier RM, Brusseau ML. 1998. Cyclodextrin-enhanced biodegradation of phenanthrene. Environ Sci Technol 9(13):1907-1912.

1997

  • Bodour AA, Maier RM. 1997. Semi-quantitative screening for biosurfactant production by environmental isolates. In: Proceedings of the 97th General American Society for Microbiology Meeting. Miami Beach, FL.
  • Herman DC, Zhang Y, Maier RM. 1997. Rhamnolipid (biosurfactant) effects on cell aggregation and biodegradation of residual hexadecane under saturated flow conditions. Appl Environ Microbiol 63(9):3622-3627. PMID:9293014
  • Maier RM. 1997. Biosurfactants in the remediation of metal-contaminated soils and wastestreams. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Pollution Prevention in the Mining Industry. San Manuel, AZ.
  • Pittner SA, Maier RM. 1997. Effect of a rhamnolipid biosurfactant on cadmium toxicity in soil. In: Proceedings of the 97th General American Society for Microbiology Meeting. Miami Beach, FL.
  • Roane TM, Pepper IL, Maier RM. 1997. Microbial remediation of metals. In: Bioremediation: Principles and Practice. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. pp.312-340.
  • Stanghellini ME, Maier RM. 1997. Biosurfactants: their identity and potential efficacy in the biological control of zoosporic plant pathogens. Plant Disease 81:4-12.
  • Wild M, Caro AD, Hernandez A, Maier RM, Soberon-Chavez G. 1997. Selection and partial characterization of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa monorhamnolipid deficient mutant. FEMS Microbiol Lett 153(2):279-285. PMID:9271853
  • Zhang Y, Maier WJ, Maier RM. 1997. Effect of rhamnolipids on the dissolution, bioavailability and biodegradation of phenanthrene. Environ Sci Technol 31(8):2211-2217.

1996

  • DiGiovanni GD, Pepper IL, Sinclair NA. 1996. Plasmid diversity within a 2,4-D acid degrading Variovorax paradoxus population isolated from a contaminated soil. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng A31(5):963-976. doi:10.1080/10934529609376400
  • Herman DC, Artiola JF, Maier RM. 1996. Removal of metals from soil by an anionic rhamnolipid biosurfactant. In: Proceedings of the 95th General American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Maier RM. 1996. Biosurfactants: Use in remediation of organics and metals. In: Proceedings of the Annual Society for Industrial Microbiology Meeting. Research Triangle Park, NC.
  • Maier RM. 1996. Interaction of microorganisms with metals. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the Mexican Society for Genetics and Toxicology. Aguascalientes, Mexico.

1995

  • Herman DC, Artiola JF, Maier RM. 1995. Removal of cadmium, lead, and zinc from soil by a rhamnolipid biosurfactant. Environ Sci Technol 29(9):2280-2285. PMID:22280267
  • Jutras EM, Maier RM, Pepper IL. 1995. Optimization of arbitrarily primed PCR for identification of bacterial isolates. J Microbiol Methods 24(1):55-63.
  • Maier RM. 1995. Biosurfactant-facilitated remediation of metal-contaminated soils. Environ Health Perspect 103(1):59-62. PMID:7621801
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