Lewis Semprini

 

Refereed Journal Articles

T.S. Radniecki, C. Gilroy, and L. Semprini. Linking NE1545 expression with cell size changes in Nitrosomonas europaea cells exposed to aromatic hydrocarbons, Chemosphere (2011) 82 514-520. DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.10.083

Lauchnor, Ellen G., Tyler S. Radniecki, Lewis Semprini, Inhibition and gene expression of Nitrosomonas europaea biofilms exposed to phenol and toluene, Biotechnology and Bioengineering  (2010) 108 (4) 750–757. DOI link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bit.22999/abstract

Taylor, Anne E., Daniel J. Arp, Peter J. Bottomley, Lewis Semprini, Extending the alkene substrate range of vinyl chloride utilizing Nocardioides sp. strain JS614 with ethene oxide, Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2010) 87:2293–2302. DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00253-010-2719-8

Radniecki, Tyler S. , Lewis Semprini, Mark E. Dolan, Expression of merA, trxA, amoA, and hao in continuously cultured Nitrosomonas europaea cells exposed to cadmium sulfate additions, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 104 (5) (2009) 1004-1011. DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bit.22454

Yu, S. and, L. Semprini, Enhanced reductive dechlorination of PCE DNAPL with TBOS as a slow-release electron donor, J. Hazard. Mater. 167 (2009) 97–104. DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.12.087

Radniecki, Tyler S., Lewis Semprini, and Mark E. Dolan, Expression of merA, amoA and hao in Continuously Cultured Nitrosomonas europaea Cells Exposed to Zinc Chloride Additions, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 102 (2) (2009) 546-553. DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bit.22069

Semprini, L., Mark E. Dolan, Gary D. Hopkins, and Perry L. McCarty, Bioaugmentation with butane-utilizing microorganisms to promote in situ cometabolic treatment of 1,1,1-trichloroethane and 1,1-dichloroethene, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 103, (2009) 157-167. DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2008.10.005

Azizian, M.F., S. Behrens, A. Sabalowsky, M.E. Dolan, A.M. Spormann, and L. Semprini, Continuous-flow column study of reductive dehalogenation of PCE upon bioaugmentation with the Evanite enrichment culture, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 100 (2008) 11–21. DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2008.04.006

Behrens, Sebastian, Mohammad F. Azizian, Paul J. McMurdie, Andrew Sabalowsky, Mark E. Dolan, Lew Semprini, and Alfred M. Spormann, Monitoring Abundance and Expression of "Dehalococcoides" Species Chloroethene-Reductive Dehalogenases in a Tetrachloroethene-Dechlorinating Flow Column, Appl. Envir. Microbiol. (2008) 74: 5695-5703. DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00926-08

Kim, Y., J. D. Istok, L. Semprini, Single-well, gas-sparging tests for evaluating the in situ aerobic cometabolism of cis-1,2-dichloroethene and trichloroethene, Chemosphere 71 (2008) 1654–1664. DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2008.01.021

Semprini, L., M. E. Dolan, M. A. Mathias, G. D. Hopkins and P. L. McCarty, Bioaugmentation of butane-utilizing microorganisms for the in situ cometabolic treatment of 1,1-dichloroethene, 1,1-dichloroethane, and 1,1,1-trichloroethane, European Journal of Soil Biology 43, (5-6), 322-327 (2007) (In situ Bioremediation, C/Tur Third European Bioremediation Conference). DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejsobi.2007.03.006

A.E. Taylor, M.E. Dolan, P.J. Bottomley, and L. Semprini. Utilization of Fluoroethene as a Surrogate for Aerobic Vinyl Chloride Degradation. Environ. Sci. Technol., 41 (18) 6378–6383 (2007). DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es0701255

Semprini, L., M. E. Dolan, M. A. Mathias, G. D. Hopkins and P. L. McCarty, Laboratory, field and modeling studies of bioaugmentation of butane-utilizing microorganisms for the in situ cometabolic treatment of 1,1-dichloroethene, 1,1-dichloroethane, and 1,1,1-trichloroethane, Advances in Water Resources, 30 1528-1546 (2007). DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2006.05.017

Semprini, L., M. E. Dolan, M. A. Mathias, G. D. Hopkins and P. L. McCarty, Bioaugmentation of butane-utilizing microorganisms for the in situ cometabolic treatment of 1,1-dichloroethene, 1,1-dichloroethane, and 1,1,1-trichloroethane, European Journal of Soil Biology 43, (5-6), 322-327 (2007) (In situ Bioremediation, C/Tur Third European Bioremediation Conference). DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejsobi.2007.03.006

Taylor, A.E. , M.E. Dolan, P.J. Bottomley, and L. Semprini. Utilization of Fluoroethene as a Surrogate for Aerobic Vinyl Chloride Degradation. Environ. Sci. Technol., 41 (18) 6378–6383 (2007). DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es0701255

Azizian, M., J. D. Istok, L. Semprini, Evaluation of the in-situ aerobic cometabolism of chlorinated ethenes by toluene-utilizing microorganisms using push–pull tests, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 90 105–124 (2007). DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2006.09.015

Kim, Y., Istok, J. and L. Semprini, Push–pull tests evaluating in situ aerobic cometabolism of ethylene, propylene, and cis-1,2-dichloroethylene, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 82:165-181 (2006). DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2005.10.003

K. Williamson, L. Semprini, G. Rorrer, and J. McGuire. Integration of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Bioengineering to Facilitate Research and Education in Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, and Sustainability. Water Environment Research 78(6):555-556 (2006).

Kim, Y. and L. Semprini, Cometabolic transformation of cis-1,2-dichloroethylene and cis-1,2-dichloroethylene epoxide by a butane grown mixed culture, Water Science and Technology, 52(8) 113-121 (2005).

Niemet, Michael R. and L. Semprini, Column Studies of Anaerobic Carbon Tetrachloride Biotransformation with Hanford Aquifer Material, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 25, 82-92 (2005).

Davis, B. M., J.D. Istok, and L. Semprini, Numerical Simulations of Radon as an In Situ Partitioning Tracer for Quantifying NAPL Contamination Using Push-Pull Tests, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 78, 87-103 (2005).

Field, J. A., R. Reed, J. D. Istok, L. Semprini, P. Bennett, and T. E. Buscheck, Trichlorofluoroethene: A Reactive Tracer for Evaluating Reductive Dechlorination in Large-Diameter Permeable Columns,Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 25(2) 68-77 (2005).

Yu, S., M. Dolan and L. Semprini, Kinetics and Inhibition of Reductive Dechlorination of Chlorinated Ethylenes by Two Different Mixed Cultures, Environ. Sci. Technol., 39, 195-205 (2005).

Azizian, M.F., J.D. Istok, and L. Semprini, Push-Pull test evaluation of the in situ aerobic cometabolism of chlorinated ethenes by toluene-utilizing microorganisms, Water Science and Technology, Vol. 52 no. 7, 35-40 (2005).

J. A.C. Barth, A. Kappler, M. Piepenbrink, C. Werth, S. Regenspurg, L. Semprini, G. F. Slater, C. Schüth, P. Grathwohl . New Demands in Biogeochemical Gradient Research on Microbes, Measurements and Modeling. EOS 86(44):432(2005).

E. Ennis, R. Reed, M. Dolan, L. Semprini, J. Istok, and J. Field, Reductive Dechlorination of the Vinyl Chloride Surrogate Chlorofluoroethene in TCE-Contaminated Groundwater, Environ. Sci. Technol., Vol. 39, 6777-6785 (2005). DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es048640f

Connon, S., A. Tovanabootr, M. Dolan, K. Vergin, S. Giovannoni, and L. Semprini, Bacterial Community Composition Determined by Culture-Independent and -Dependent Methods During Propane-Stimulated Bioremediation in Trichloroethene Contaminated Groundwater, Environmental Microbiology, 7 (2), 165–178 (2005).

Yu, S.and L. Semprini, Kinetics and Modeling of Reductive Dechlorination at High PCE and TCE Concentrations, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, vol. 88, no. 4, 451-464 (2004).

Hageman, K., J. Fields, J. Istok, and L. Semprini, Quantifying the Effects of Fumarate on In Situ Reductive Dechlorination Rates, J. of Contaminant Hydrology, vol. 75, 281– 296 (2004).

Pon, G. and L. Semprini, Anaerobic Reductive Dechlorination of 1-Chloro-1-fluoroethene To Track the Transformation of Vinyl Chloride, Environ. Sci. Technol., Vol. 38, 6803-6808 (2004).

Kim, Y, J. D. Istok, and L. Semprini, Push-Pull Tests for Assessing the Feasibility of In Situ Aerobic Cometabolism of Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, Ground Water Vol. 42, No. 3, 329–337 (2004).

Pon, G. , M.R. Hyman, and L. Semprini, Acetylene Inhibition of Trichloroethene and Vinyl Chloride Reductive Dechlorination, Environ. Sci. Technol vol.37, 3181-3188 (2003).

Davis, B.M. , J.D. Istok, and L. Semprini, Static and Push-Pull Methods Using Radon-222 to Characterize Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquid Saturations, Ground Water Vol. 41, 470-481 (2003).

Frascari, D..Y. Kim, M.E. Dolan, and L. Semprini, A Kinetic Study of Aerobic Propane Uptake and Cometabolic Degradation of Chloroform, cis-Dichloroethylene and Trichloroethylene in Microcosms with Groundwater and Aquifer Solids, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution Vol. 3, 285-298 (2003).

Vancheeswaran, S., S. Yu, P. Daley, R.U. Halden, K.J. Williamson, J.D. Ingle Jr., and L.Semprini, Intrinsic Remediation of Trichloroethene Driven by Tetraalkoxysilanes as Co-contaminants: Results of Microcosm and Field Studies" Remediation, 7-25, Spring (2003).

Kim, Y, D.J. Arp, and L. Semprini, Kinetic and Inhibition Studies for the Aerobic Cometabolism of 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, 1,1-Dichloroethylene, and 1,1-Dichloroethane by a Butane-Grown Mixed Culture, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Vol. 80, 499-508 (2002). (See Abstract)

Yu, S. and L. Semprini, Comparison of Trichloroethylene Reductive Dehalogenation by Microbial Communities Stimulated on Silicon-Based Organic Compounds as Slow-Release Anaerobic Substrates, Water Research, Vol. 36, 4985-4996 (2002).

Davis, .M., J.D. Istok, and L. Semprini, Push-pull Partitioning Tracer Tests Using Radon-222 to Quantify Nonaqueous Phase Liquid Contamination, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Vol. 58, 129-146 (2002).

Kim, Y, D.J. Arp, and L. Semprini, A Combined Method for Determining Inhibition Type, Kinetic Parameters, and Inhibition Coefficients for Aerobic Cometabolism of 1,1,1-Trichloroethane by a Butane-Grown Mixed Culture, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Vol. 77, 564-576 (2002). (See Abstract)

Semprini, L, Editorial, Special Issue of Biodegradation, Mechanisms, Kinetics, and Modeling of Aerobic Cometabolism, Biodegradation, Vol. 12, No. 2, 79-80 (2001).

Hageman, K.J., J.D. Istok, J.A. Field, T. E. Buscheck, and L. Semprini, In-Situ Anaerobic Transformation of Trichlorofluorethene in a TCE-Contaminated Groundwater, Environ. Sci. Technol., Vol. 35, No. 9, 1729-1735 (2001). (See Abstract)

Jitnuyanonta, P., L. Sayavedra-Sotob, L. Semprini, Bioagumenation of Butane-Utilizing Microorganisms to Promote Cometabolism of 1,1,1-Trichloroethane in Groundwater Microcosms, Biodegradation, Vol. 12, 11-22 (2001). (See Abstract)

Kim, Y, D.A. Arp, and L. Semprini, Chlorinated Solvent Cometabolism by Butane-Grown Mixed Culture, J. Enviro. Engr., Vol. 126, No. 10, 934-942 ASCE (2000).

Semprini, L, O.S. Hopkins, and B.R. Tasker, Laboratory, Field and Modeling Studies of Radon-222 as a Natural Tracer for Monitoring NAPL Contamination, Journal of Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 38, No. 1/2, 223-240 (2000). (See Abstract)

Hamamura, N., R.T. Storfa, L. Semprini, L., and D.J. Arp, Diversity in Butane Monooxygenases among Butane-Grown Bacteria, Appl. Environ. Microbio., Vol. 65, No. 10, 4586-4593 (1999).

Vancheeswaran, S., M.R. Hyman, and L. Semprini, Anaerobic Bio-Transformation of Trichlorofluroethene (TCFE) in Groundwater-Microcosms, Environ. Sci. Technol., Vol. 33, No. 12, 2040-2045 (1999).

Vancheeswaran, S., R.U. Halden, K.J. Williamson, J.D. Ingle, and L. Semprini, Abiotic and Biological Transformation of Tetraalkoxysilanes and Trichloroethene/cis-1,2-Dichloroethene Cometabolism Driven by Tetrabutoxysilane-Degrading Microorganisms, Environ. Sci. Technol., Vol. 33, No. 7, 1077-1085 (1999).

Tovannabootr, A.and L. Semprini, Comparison of Long-Term TCE Transformation Ability of Methane and Propane-Utilizing Microorganisms Stimulated from the McClellan AFB Subsurface, Bioremediation J., Vol. 2, No. 2, 105-124 (1998).

Semprini, L, Strategies for the Aerobic Co-Metabolism of Chlorinated Solvents, Curr. Op. Biotech., Vol. 8, No. 3, 296-308 (1997). (See Abstract)

Hamamura, N., C. Page, T.Long, L.Semprini, and D.J. Arp, Chloroform Cometabolism by Butane-Grown CF8, Pseudomonas butanovora, and Mycobacterium vaccae JOB5 and Methane-Grown Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b, Appl. Environ. Microbiol., Vol. 63, No. 9, 3607-3613 (1997). (See Abstract)

Kim, Y, L. Semprini, and D.A. Arp, Aerobic Cometabolism of Chloroform and 1,1,1-Trichloroethane by Butane Grown Microogansims, Bioremediation J., Vol. 1, No. 2, 135-148 (1997).

Lang, M.M., P.V. Roberts, and L. Semprini, Model Simulations in Support of Field Scale Design and Operation of Bioremediation Based Cometabolic Degradation, Ground Water, Vol. 35, No. 4, 565-573 (1997).

Semprini, L, P.K. Kitanidis, D. Kampbell, and J.T. Wilson, Anaerobic Transformation of Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons in a Sand Aquifer Based on Spatial Chemical Distributions, Water Resour. Res., Vol. 31, No. 4, 1051-1062 (1995).(See Abstract)

Bae, J., L. Semprini, and P.L. McCarty, Down-Well Apparatus for Adding Oxygen and Methane into a Contaminated Aquifer for Bioremediation, J. Environmental Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 121, No. 8, 565-570 (1995).

Fry, V.A., J.D. Istok, L. Semprini, K.T. O’Reilly, and T.B. Buscheck, Retardation of Dissolved Oxygen by Trapped Gas in Groundwater, Ground Water, Vol. 33, No. 3, 391-398 (1995).(See Abstract)

Semprini, L, In-Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents, Environ. Health Perspect., Vol. 103, No. S5, 101-105 (1995).(See Abstract)

McCarty, P.L. and L. Semprini, Engineering and Hydrogeological Problems Associated with In Situ Treatment, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 38, No. 4, 261-272 (1993).

Hopkins, G.D., J. Munakata, L. Semprini, and P.L. McCarty, Trichloroethylene Concentration Effects on Pilot Field-Scale In-situ Groundwater Bioremediation by Phenol-Oxidizing Microorganisms, Environ. Sci. and Technol, Vol. 27, No. 12, 2542-2547 (1993).

Hopkins, G.D., L. Semprini, and P.L. McCarty, Microcosm and In-situ Field Studies of Enhanced Biotransformation of Trichloroethylene by Phenol-Utilizing Microorganisms, Appl. Environ. Microbiol., Vol. 59, No. 7, 2277-2285 (1993). (See Abstract)

Semprini, L., G.D. Hopkins, P.V. Roberts, and P.L. McCarty, Pilot Scale Field Studies of In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents, Journal of Hazardous Materials, v. 32, 145-162 (1992). (See Abstract)

Semprini, L, G.D. Hopkins, P.L. McCarty, and P.V. Roberts, In-situ Biotransformation of Carbon Tetrachloride and Other Halogenated Compounds Resulting from Biostimulation under Anoxic Conditions, Environ. Sci. and Technol., Vol. 26, No. 12, 2454-2460 (1992).

Semprini, L and P.L. McCarty, Comparison Between Model Simulations and Field Results for In-Situ Biorestoration of Chlorinated Aliphatics: Part 2, Cometabolic Transformations, Ground Water, Vol. 30, No. 1, 37-44 (1992).

Harmon, T.C., L. Semprini, and P.V. Roberts, Simulating Groundwater Solute Transport Using Independently Determined Sorption Parameters, J. Environmental Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 118, No. 5, 666-689 (1992).

Johns, R.A, L. Semprini, and P.V. Roberts, Estimation Aquifer Properties by Non-Linear Least Squares Analysis of Pump Test Response, Ground Water, Vol. 30, No. 1, 68-77 (1992).

Semprini, L and P.L. McCarty, Comparison Between Model Simulations and Field Results for In-Situ Biorestoration of Chlorinated Aliphatics: Part 1, Biostimulation of Methanotrophic Bacteria, Ground Water, Vol. 29, No. 3, 365-374 (1991).

Semprini, L, G.D. Hopkins, P.V. Roberts, D. Grbic-Galic, and P.L. McCarty, A Field Evaluation of In-situ Biodegradation of Chlorinated Ethenes: Part 3, Studies of Competitive Inhibition, Ground Water, Vol. 29, No. 2, 239-250 (1991).

Semprini, L, P.V. Roberts, G.D. Hopkins, and P.L McCarty, A Field Evaluation of In-Situ Biodegradation of Chlorinated Ethenes: Part 2, Results of Biostimulation and Biotransformation Experiments, Ground Water, Vol. 28, No. 5, 715-727 (1990).

Roberts, P.V., G.D. Hopkins, D.M Mackay, and L. Semprini, A Field Evaluation of In-Situ Biodegradation of Chlorinated Ethenes: Part I, Methodology and Field Site Characterization, Ground Water, Vol. 8, No. 4., 591-604 (1990).

Mayer, K., D. Grbic-Galic, L. Semprini, and P.L. McCarty, Degradation of Trichloroethylene (TCE) by Methanotrophic Bacteria in a Saturated Laboratory Column of Aquifer Material, Water Science and Technology, Vol. 21, 722-736 (1987).

Semprini, L and P. Kruger, Relationship of Radon Concentration to Spatial and Temporal Variations of Reservoir Thermodynamic Conditions in the Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field, Geothermics, Vol. 13, No. 1/2, 103-115 (1984). (See Abstract)

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