Dr. Liza Wilson Durant

Environmental Engineering

Education History

  • B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Cornell University
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
  • PhD Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Work Experience

Department Head, George Mason University

Publications

Wilson Durant, L.P ., P .C. D’Adamo and E.J. Bouwer (1999) Aromatic hydrocarbon biodegradation with mixtures of O2 and NO3- as electron acceptors. Environmental Engineering Science. 16(6):487-500.

Bouwer, E.J., N.D. Durant, L.P. Wilson and W. Zhang. (1998) Design considerations for in situ bioremediation of organic contaminants. In: Biological Treatment of Hazardous Wastes (G. Lewandowski and L. DeFilippi, eds.). John Wiley and Sons. pp. 237-269.

Bouwer, E.J., W. Zhang, L.P. Wilson and N.D. Durant (1998) Biodegradation of Coal Tar Constituents in Aquifer Sediments. In: Soil and Aquifer Pollution: Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids - Contamination and Reclamation (H. Rubin, N. Narkis and J. Carberry, eds.). Springer. pp. 173- 190.


Wilson, L.P., P.C. DAdamo and E.J. Bouwer (1997) Bioremediation of BTEX, Naphthalene, and Phenanthrene in Aquifer Material Using Mixed Oxygen/Nitrate Electron Acceptor Conditions. National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA/600/SR-97/120.

Wilson, L.P. and E.J. Bouwer (1997) Biodegradation of aromatic compounds under mixed oxygen/denitrifying conditions. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (special double issue on bioremediation). 18:116-130.

Bouwer, E.J., W. Zhang, L.P. Wilson and N.D. Durant (1997) Biotreatment of PAH contaminated soils/sediments. Annals of the New York Academy of Science.829:103-117.

Bouwer, E.J., W. Zhang, L.P. Wilson, N.D. Durant (1996) Biodegradation of coal tar constituents in aquifer sediments. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Soil and Aquifer Pollution: Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids - Contamination and Reclamation, Haifa, Israel, May 13 - 15, 1996.

Wilson, L.P. (1996) Biodegradation of Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Aquifer Materials with Mixtures of Oxygen and Nitrate as Electron Acceptors, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Wilson, L.P. (1995) A novel experimental approach for optimizing bioremediation of groundwater and sediments contaminated with aromatic hydrocarbons. Ecoletter. Chesapeake Water Environment Association. Winter: 9-11.

Durant, N.D., C. Jonkers, L.P. Wilson (1995) Enhanced biodegradation of naphthalene in MGP aquifer microcosms. In: Intrinsic Bioremediation (R.E. Hinchee, J.T. Wilson and D.C. Downey, eds.) Battelle Press, Columbus, Ohio. pp. 189-196.

Wilson, L.P., N.D. Durant and E.J. Bouwer (1995) Aromatic hydrocarbon biotransformation under mixed oxygen/nitrate electron acceptor conditions. In: Microbial Processes for Bioremediation (R.E. Hinchee, F.J. Brockman and C.M. Vogel, eds.) Battelle Press, Columbus, Ohio. pp. 137-144.

Durant, N.D., L.P. Wilson and E.J. Bouwer (1995) Microcosm studies of subsurface PAH degrading bacteria from a former manufactured gas plant. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 15:307-317.

Wilson, L.P., P.C. DAdamo and E.J. Bouwer (1995) Aromatic hydrocarbon biodegradation under oxygen/nitrate electron acceptor conditions. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Bioremediation and Hazardous Wastes: Research, Development and Field Evaluations. U.S. EPA, Rye Brook, New York. pp. 22-23.

Zhang, W., E. Bouwer, L. Wilson and N. Durant (1995) Biotransformation of aromatic hydrocarbons in subsurface biofilms. Water Science and Technology. 31(1):1-14.

Bouwer, E., N. Durant, L. Wilson, W. Zhang and A. Cunningham (1994) Degradation of xenobiotic compounds in situ: Capabilities and limits. FEMS Microbiology Reviews. 15:307-317.

Honors and Awards

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (1997)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (1996)

Professional Organizations

AAAS
ASCE
AAEE
SWE