Ni, Y., Yao, L., Sui, J.,  Chen, J., Liu, F., Wang, F., Zhu, G., Vengosh, A. (2022). Shale gas wastewater geochemistry and impact on the quality of surface water in Sichuan Basin. Science of The Total Environment, (in press).

Weinberg, R., Coyte, R.M., Wang, Z., Das, D., Vengosh, A. (2022) Water quality implications of the neutralization of acid mine drainage with coal fly ash from India and the United States. Fuel, 330, 125675. (

Vengosh, A., Wang, Z., Williams, G., Hill, R., Coyte, R.M., Dwyer, G.S. (2022). The strontium isotope fingerprint of phosphate rocks mining. Science of The Total Environment, 157971. (

Vengosh, A. and Weinthal, E. (2022) Water Quality Impact of the Energy-Water Nexus. Cambridge University Press. (

Vengosh, A., Coyte, R.M., Podgorski, J., Johnson, T.M. (2022) A critical review on the occurrence and distribution of the uranium- and thorium-decay nuclides and their effect on the quality of groundwater. Science of The Total Environment, 808, 151914. (

Zhou, M., Dai, S.,Wang, Z.,  Spiro, B.F., Vengosh, A., French, D., Graham, I.T., Zhao,F., Zuo, J., Zhao, J. (2022) The Sr isotope signature of Wuchiapingian semi-anthracites from Chongqing, southwestern China: Indication for hydrothermal effects. Gondwana Research (

Wang, Z., , Wade, A.M., Richter, D.D., Stapleton, H.M., Kaste, J.M., Vengosh, A. (2022) Legacy of anthropogenic lead in urban soils: Co-occurrence with metal(loid)s and fallout radionuclides, isotopic fingerprinting, and in vitro bioaccessibility. Science of The Total Environment 151276. (


Schlesinger, W.H.,  Klein, E.M., Wang, Z., Vengosh, A. (2021). Global Biogeochemical Cycle of Lithium. Global Biogeochemical Cycles (

Wang, Z., Coyte, R.M., Cowan, E.A., Stapleton, H.M.,  Dwyer, G.S., Vengosh, A. (2021). Evaluation and Integration of Geochemical Indicators for Detecting Trace Levels of Coal Fly Ash in Soils. Environmental Science & Technology 55, 15, 10387–10397    (10.1021/acs.est.1c01215).

Ni, Y., Liao, F.,   Chen, J.,   Yao, L., Wei, J.,  Sui, J.  Gao, J.,   Coyte, R.M.*,  Lauer, N., Vengosh, A. (2021) Multiple geochemical and isotopic (boron, strontium, carbon) indicators for reconstruction of the origin and evolution of oilfield water from Jiuquan Basin, Northwestern China. Applied Geochemistry, 104962.

Whyte, C.J., Vengosh, A., Warner, N.R., Jackson, R.B., Muehlenbachs, K.,  Schwartz, F.W., Darrah, T.H. (2021) Geochemical evidence for fugitive gas contamination and associated water quality changes in drinking-water wells from Parker County, Texas. Science of The Total Environment, 146555.


Hoponick Redmon, J.,  Womack, D.,  Kondash, A.J.,  Lillys, T.,  Feinstein, L., Cabrales, L., Weinthal, E., and Vengosh, A. (2020). Is food irrigated with oifield produced water in the California Central Valley safe it eat? A probabilistic guman health risk assessment evaluating trace metals exposure.  Risk Analysis.

Schlesinger, W.H., Klein, E., Vengosh, A. (2020) Global Biogeochemical Cycle of Fluorine. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 34, e2020GB006722.

Kassotis, C.D.,  Harkness, J.S.,  Vo, P.H.,  Danh C. Vu, D.C.,  Hoffman, K.,  Cinnamon, K.M.,  Cornelius-Green, J.N.,  Vengosh, A.,  Lin, C-H., Tillitt, D.E. Robin L. Kruse, R.L., McElroy, J.A. and Nagel, S.C. (2020). Endocrine disrupting activities and geochemistry of water resources associated with unconventional oil and gas activity. Science of the Total Environment, 142236.

Guo, H.,  Chen, Y., Hu, H., Zhao, K.,  Li, H., Yan, S., Xiu, W.,  Coyte, R.M., Vengosh, A. (2020) High hexavalent chromium in groundwater from a deep aquifer in the Baiyangdian basin of the North China Plain. Environmental Science & Technology, 54, 10068–10077.

Kondash,A.J.,  Redmon, J.H., Lambertini, E.,  Feinstein, L.,  Weinthal, E.,  Cabrales, L., Vengosh, A. (2020) The impact of using low-saline oilfield produced water for irrigation on water and soil quality in California. Science of the Total Environment, 733, 139392.

Liu, D., PhD; Li, J., Zou, C., Cui, H.,  Ni, Y., Liu, J., Wu, W., Zhang, L., Coyte, R., Kondash, A.J., Vengosh, A. (2020). Recycling flowback water for hydraulic fracturing in Sichuan Basin, China: Implications for gas production, water footprint, and water quality of regenerated flowback water. Fuel. 272, 117621.

Wang, Z., Coyte, R.M., Dwyer, G.S., Ruhl, L., Hsu-Kim, H., Hower, J.C., Vengosh, A. (2020) Distinction of strontium isotope ratios between water-soluble and bulk coal fly ash from the United States. International Journal of Coal Geology, 103464,

Coyte, R., Vengosh, A. (2020) Factors controlling the risks of co-occurrence of the redox-sensitive elements of arsenic, chromium, vanadium, and uranium in groundwater from the eastern United States. Environmental Science & Technology, 54 (7), 4367-4375.

Gao, J.,  Zou, C.,  Li, W., Ni Y., Liao, F., Yao, L., Suib, J., Vengosh, A. (2020) Hydrochemistry of flowback water from Changning Shale gas field and associated shallow groundwater in Southern Sichuan Basin, China: Implications for the possible impact of shale gas development on groundwater quality. Science of the Total Environment, 713, 136591.

Coyte, R.M., McKinley, K. L., Jiang, S., Karr, J., Dwyer, G. S., Keyworth, A. J., Davis, C. C., Kondash, A. J., and Vengosh, A. (2019) Occurrence and distribution of hexavalent chromium in groundwater from North Carolina, USA. Science of the Total Environment, 711, 135135.


Wang, Z.; Dwyer, G.; Coleman, D.; Vengosh, A. (2019) Lead isotopes as a new tracer for detecting coal fly ash in the environment. Environmental Science & Technology Letters,  6, 714-719.

Kondash, A.J., Patino-Echeverri, D., Vengosh, A. (2019) Quantification of the water-use reduction associated with the transition from coal to natural gas in the U.S. electricity sector. Environmental Research Letters, 14, 124028.

Furst, K., Coyte, R., Wood, M., Vengosh, A., Mitch, W. (2019) Disinfection byproducts in Rajasthan, India: Are trihalomethanes a sufficient indicator of disinfection byproduct exposure in low-income countries? Environmental Science & Technology, 53, 12007- 12017.

House, J.S., Hall, J., Park, S., Planchart, A, Money, E., Maguire, R., Huang, Z., Mattingly, C.,  Skaar, D., Tzeng, J. Y.,  Darrah, T., Vengosh, A., Murphy, S., Jirtle, R. L., Hoyo, C. (2019). Cadmium exposure and MEG3 DNA methylation differences between Whites and African Americans in the NEST Cohort.  Environmental Epigenetics, 5 (3), dvz014.

Tomlinson, M.S., Bommarito, P.,  George, A.,  Yelton, S.,  Cable, P.,  Coyte, R., Karr, J., Vengosh, A., , K.M., Fry, R.C. (2019). Assessment of inorganic contamination of private wells and demonstration of effective filter-based reduction: A pilot-study in Stokes County, North Carolina. Environmental Research 177, 108618.

McMahon, P.; Vengosh, A.; Davis, T.; Landon, M.; Tyne, R.; Wright, M.; Kulongoski, J.; Hunt, A.; Barry, P.; Kondash, A.; Wang, Z.; Ballentine, C. (2019). Occurrence and sources of radium in groundwater associated with oil fields in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California. Environmental Science & Technology, 53, 16, 9398-9406.

Coyte, R.M., Singh, A., Furst, K.E., Mitch, W., Vengosh, A. (2019) Co-occurrence of geogenic and anthropogenic contaminants in groundwater from Rajasthan, India. Science of the Total Environment, 688, 1216-1227.

Vengosh, A.,  Cowan, E.A., Coyte, R.M., Kondash, A.J., Wang, Z., JE Brandt, J.E., Dwyer, G (2019) Evidence for unmonitored coal ash spills in Sutton Lake, North Carolina: Implications for contamination of lake ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment, 686, 1090-1103.

Tasker T. L., Burgos W. D., Ajemigbitse M. A., Lauer N. E., Gusa A. V., Kuatbek M., May D., Landis J. D., Alessi D. S., Johnsen A. M., Kaste J. M., Headrick K., Wilke F. D. H., McNeal M., Engle M., Jubb A. M., Vidic R., Vengosh A. and Warner N. R. (2019) Accuracy of methods for reporting inorganic element concentrations and radioactivity in oil and gas wastewaters from the Appalachian Basin, U.S. based on an inter-laboratory comparison. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, DOI: 10.1039/c8em00359a.


Brandt, J.E., Lauer, N.E. Vengosh, A. Bernhardt, E.S. and Di Giulio, R.T. (2018) Strontium Isotope Ratios in Fish Otoliths as Biogenic Tracers of Coal Combustion Residual Inputs to Freshwater Ecosystems. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.8b00477

Ni, Y., Zou, C., Cui, H., Li, J., Lauer, N., Harkness, J., Kondash, K., Coyte, R., Dwyer, G.S., Liu, D., Dong, D., Liao, F., Vengosh, A. (2018) The origin of flowback and produced waters from Sichuan Basin, China, Environmental Science & Technology DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b04345.

McMahon, P.B.,  Kulongoski, J.T.,  Vengosh, A., Cozzarelli, I.M., Landon, M.K., Kharaka, Y.K.,  Gillespie, J.M., Davis, T.A. (2018) Regional patterns in the geochemistry of oil-field water, southern San Joaquin Valley, California, USA. Applied Geochemistry, 98, 127-140.

Kondash, A.J., Lauer, N.E., Vengosh, A. (2018) The intensification of the water footprint of hydraulic fracturing. Science Advances, 4, (8), eaar5982; DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar5982.Science Advances_ intensification of the water footprint of Hydraulic fracturing

Coyte, R.M., Vengosh, A. (2018). Response to Comments on “Large-scale Uranium Contamination of Groundwater Resources in India”. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.8b00407.Response to Comments on “ Large-Scale Uranium Contamination of Groundwater Resources in India ”

Coyte, R.M., Jain, R.C., Srivastava, S.K., Sharma, K.C., Khalil, A.,  Ma, L., Vengosh, A. (2018) Large-scale Uranium Contamination of Groundwater Resources in India. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 5, 341–347.

Schlesinger, W.H., Klein, E., Vengosh, A. (2018) Reply to Selin: Human impacts on the atmospheric burden of trace metals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), doi:

Zou, C., Ni, Y., Li, J., Kondash, A., Coyte, R., Lauer, N., Cui, H., Liao, F., Vengosh, A. (2018) The water footprint of hydraulic fracturing in Sichuan Basin, China. Science of the Total Environment, 630, 349–356.

Lauer, N.E., Warner, N.R., Vengosh, A. (2018) Sources of radium accumulation in stream sediments near disposal sites in Pennsylvania: Implications for disposal of conventional oil and gas wastewater. Environmental Science & Technology, 52 (3),  955–962.

Vinson, D.S. Lundy, J.R., Dwyer, G.S., Vengosh, A. (2018) Radium isotope response to aquifer storage and recovery in a sandstone aquifer. Applied Geochemistry , 91, 54-63.

Harkness, J.S., Swana, S., Eymold, W.K., Murray, R., Vengosh, A., Darrah, T.H. (2018) Baseline Groundwater Geochemistry in the Karoo Basin, South Africa. GroundWater, 56, 187–203. Pre-drill Groundwater Geochemistry in the Karoo Basin

Kreuzer, R.L., Darrah, T.H., Grove, B.S., Moore, M.T., Warner, N.R., Eymold, W.K., Whyte, C.J., Mitra, G., Jackson, R.B., Vengosh, A., Poreda, R.J. (2018). Structural and hydrogeological controls on hydrocarbon and brine migration into drinking water aquifers in southern New York. Groundwater. Vol. 56(2) doi: 10.1111/gwat.12638.Groundwater quality monitoring in New York

Eymold, W.K., Swana, K., Moore, M.T., Whyte, C.J., Harkness, J.S., Talma, S., Murray, R., Moortgat, J.B., Miller, J., Vengosh, A. Darrah, T.H. (2018) Hydrocarbon-rich groundwater above shale gas formations: A Karoo Basin case-study. Groundwater. Vol. 56(2) doi: 10.1111/gwat12637Hydrocarbon-Rich Groundwater above Shale-Gas Formations- A Karoo Basin

Schwartz, G.E., Nelson, A.R., Hower, J. Vengosh, A., Hsu-Kim, H. (2018). Ranking coal ash materials for their potential to leach arsenic and selenium: The relative importance of ash chemistry and site biogeochemistry. Environmental Engineering Science  (

Harkness, J.S., Warner, N.R., Ulrich, A., Millot, R., Kloppmann, W., Ahad, J.M.E., Savard, M., Gammon, P., Vengosh, A. (2018) Characterization of the boron, lithium, and strontium isotopic variations of oil sands process-affected water in Alberta, Canada. Applied Geochemistry, 90, 50-62.


Schlesinger, W.H., Klein, E., Vengosh, A. (2017) The global biogeochemical cycle of vanadium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS),  vol. 114 no. 52 E11092-E11100; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1715500114.PNAS-2017-Global biogeochemical cycle of vanadium

Lauer, N.E., Vengosh, A., Dai, S. (2017)  Naturally occurring radioactive materials in uranium-rich coals and associated coal combustion residues from China. Environmental Science & Technology 51, 13487−1349.

Harkness, J.S., Darrah, T.H., Moore, M.T., Whyte, C.J., Mathewson, P.D., Cook, T., Vengosh, A. (2017) Naturally occurring versus anthropogenic sources of elevated molybdenum in groundwater: Evidence for geogenic contamination from southeast Wisconsin, United States. Environmental Science & Technology, 51, 12190–12199.

Vengosh, A., Mitch, W.A., McKenzie, L.M. (2017) Environmental and Human Impacts of Unconventional Energy Development. Environmental Science & Technology, 51, 10271–10273.EST Editorial_Environmental and Human Impacts of Unconventional Energy Development

Szczuka, A., Parker, K., Harvey, C., Hayes, E., Vengosh, A., Mitch, W. (2017) Regulated and unregulated halogenated disinfection byproduct formation from chlorination of saline groundwater. Water Research, 122, 633-644.Regulated and unregulated halogenated disinfection byproduct from Saline groundwater

Bouchaou, L., Warner, N., Tagma, T., Hssaisoune, M., Vengosh, A. (2017) The origin of geothermal waters in Morocco: Multiple isotope tracers for delineating sources of water-rock interactions. Applied Geochemistry, 84, 244-253.Geothermal waters in Morocco

Godebo, T., Vengosh, A., Jeuland, M., Whitford, G.M., Tekle-Haimanot, D. (2017) Biomarkers of chronic fluoride exposure in groundwater in a highly exposed population. Science of the Total Environment, 596–597, 15, 1–11.

Neville, K.J., Baka, J., Gamper-Rabindran, S., Bakker, K., Andreasson, S., Vengosh, A., Lin, A., Nem Singh, J., Weinthal, E. (2017) Debating Unconventional Energy: Social, Political, and Economic Implications. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 42, 2.1-2.26 (DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-102016-061102).annurev-environ_Debating fracking Review

Harkness, J.S., Darrah, T.H., Warner, N.R., Whyte, C.J., Myles T. Moore, M.T., Millot, R., Kloppman, W., Jacksone, R.B., Vengosh, A. (2017) The Geochemistry of Naturally Occurring Methane and Saline Groundwa ter in an Area of Unconventional Shale Gas Development. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta,  208, 302-334.GCA_Groundwater in WV

Luo Y., McCullough, L., Tzeng; J-Y., Darrah, T., Vengosh, A., Maguire, R., Maity, A., Hodge, C., Murphy, S., Mendez, M., Hoyo, C. (2017) Maternal blood cadmium, lead and arsenic levels, nutrient combinations, and offspring birthweight. BMC Public Health (accepted).

Vengosh, A., Kondash, A., Harkness, J., Lauer, N., Warner, N., Darrah, T.H. (2017) The Geochemistry of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 17, 21-24. The geochemistry of fracking fluids

Kondash, A.J., Albright, E., Vengosh, A. (2017) Quantity of Flowback and Produced Waters from Unconventional Oil and Gas Exploration. Science of the Total Environment, 574C, 314-321.quantity-and-source-of-unconventional-wastewater


Vengosh, A., Coyte, R., Karr, J., Harkness, J.S., Kondash, A.J., Laura S. Ruhl, L.A., Rose B. Merola, R.B., Dywer, G.S. (2016) The Origin of Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water Wells from the Piedmont Aquifers of North Carolina. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 3, 409-414.hexavalent-chromium-in-piedmont-groundwater

Schwartz, G.E., Redfern, L.K., Ikuma, K., Gunsch C.K., Ruhl, L.S., Vengosh, A., Hsu-Kim, H. (2016) Impacts of coal ash on methylmercury production and the methylating microbial community in anaerobic sediment slurries. Environmental Science Processes and Impact, 18(11), 1427-1439.

Harkness, J., Sulkin, B., Vengosh, A. (2016) Evidence for coal ash ponds leaking in the southeastern United States. Environmental Science & Technology, 50, (12), 6583–6592. EST- Evidence of coalash leaking

Lauer, N.E., Vengosh, A. (2016) Age dating oil and gas wastewater spills using radium isotopes and their decay products in impacted soil and sediment. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 3, 205–209 DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00118.

Lauer, N.E., Harkness, J.S., Vengosh, A. (2016) Brine Spills Associated with Unconventional Oil Development in North Dakota. Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (10), 5389–5397. 10.1021/acs.est.5b06349.

Schwartz, G.E., Rivera, N.A., Lee, S-W., Harrington, J. M., Hower, J.C., Levine, K.E., Vengosh, A., Hsu-Kim, H. (2016). Leaching Potential and Redox Transformations of Arsenic and Selenium in Sediment Microcosms with Fly Ash. Applied Geochemistry, 67, 177-185.

Yu, M., Weinthal, E., Patiño-Echeverri, D., Deshusses, M.A., Zou, C. Ni, Y., Vengosh, A.  (2016). Water availability for shale gas development in Sichuan Basin, China. Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (6), 2837–2845. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04669).ES&T_Sichuan Basin

Schlesinger, W.H. and Vengosh, A.  (2016), Global Boron Cycle in the Anthropocene. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30, 219-230. doi:10.1002/2015GB005266  (Global boron cycle in the Anthropocene)


Esser, B.K., Beller, H.R., Carroll, S.A., Cherry, J.A., Gillespie, J., Jackson, R.B., Jordan, P.D., Madrid, V., Morris, J.P., Parker, B.L., Stringfellow, W.T., Varadharajan, C. and Vengosh, A. (2015) Recommendations on Model Criteria for Groundwater Sampling, Testing, and Monitoring of Oil and Gas Development in California. Final Report, California State Water Resources Control Board, LLNLTR669645, June 2015. llnl_recommendations_report

King, K.E., Darrah, T.H., Money, E., Meentemeyer, R., Maguire, R.L, Michener, L., Murtha, A.P., Jirtle, R., Murphy, S.K., Mendez, M.A., Robarge, W., Vengosh, A., Hoyo, C. (2015) Geographic clustering of elevated blood heavy metal levels in pregnant women. BMC Public Health, 15, 1035-1035.

Drollette, B.D., Hoelzer, K., Warner, N.R., Darrah, T.H., Karatum, O., O’Connor, M.P., Nelson, R.K., Fernandez, L.A., Reddy, C.M., Vengosh, A., Jackson, R.B., Elsner, M., Plata, D.L. (2015) Elevated levels of diesel range organic compounds in groundwater near Marcellus gas operations are derived from surface activities. PNAS (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1511474112).PNAS-2015-Drollette-13184-9

Darrah, T.H., Jackson, R.B.,, Vengosh, A.,, Warner, N.R., Whyte, C.J., Walsh, T.B., Poreda, R.J. (2015) The evolution of Devonian hydrocarbon gases in shallow aquifers of the northern Appalachian Basin: insights from integrating noble gas and hydrocarbon geochemistry. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 170, 321-355.GCA_Darrah et al_evolution of hydrocarbons Appalachian

Kondash, A. and Vengosh, A. (2015) Water footprint of hydraulic fracturing. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2, 276-280. Water footprint of Hydraulic fracturing_ES&T Letters

Lauer, N.E., Hower, J.C., Hsu-Kim, H., Taggart, R.K., Vengosh, A. (2015) Naturally occurring radioactive materials in coals and coal combustion residues in the United States. Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 11227–11233. NORM in coal and coal ash_EST

Vidal, A.C., Semenova, V., Darrah, T., Vengosh, A., Huang, Z., King, K., Nye, M.D., Fry, R., Skaar, D., Maguire, R., Murtha, A., Schildkraut, J., Murphy, S., Hoyo, C. (2015). Maternal cadmium, iron and zinc levels, DNA methylation and birth weight. BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, 16:20. (DOI 10.1186/s40360-015-0020-2).Maternal metals and DNA

Elsner,M.,, Schreglmann, K., Calmano, W., Bergmann, A., Vieth-Hillebrand, A., Wilke, F.D.H., Klaus-Michael Wollin, K-M., Georgi, A., Schmidt, W. Hofmann, T., Micić, V., Vengosh, A., and Mayer, B. (2015) Comment on the German draft legislation on hydraulic fracturing: The need for an accurate state of knowledge and for independent scientific research. Environmental Science & Technology (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01921).Comment on German legistlation_acs.est.5b01921

Darrah, T.H., Jackson, R.B., Vengosh, A., Warner, N.R., Poreda, R.J. (2015) Noble Gases: A new technique for fugitive gas investigation in groundwater. GroundWater, 53, 23-28. Darrah et al. Groundwater 2015

Nir, O., Vengosh, A., Harkness, J., Dwyer, G.S., Lahav, O. (2015). Direct measurement of the boron isotope fractionation factor: reducing the uncertainty in reconstructing ocean paleo-pH. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 414, 1-5 (DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.01.006).Boron isotope fractionation factor

Harkness, J., Dwyer, G., Warner, N.R., Parker, K. Mitch, W.; Vengosh, A.  (2015) Iodide, Bromide, and Ammonium in Hydraulic Fracturing and Oil and Gas Wastewaters: Environmental Implications. Environmental Science & Technology (DOI:10.1021/es504654n).es504654n_iodide and ammonium

Merola, R.B., Hien, T. T. , Quyen, D.T.T. , Vengosh, A. (2015) Arsenic Exposure to drinking water in the Mekong Delta. Science of the Total Environment, 511, 544–552.Arsenic exposure in Mekong Delta

Lgourna, Z., Warner, N.R., Bouchaou, L., Boutaleb, S., Hssaisoune, M., Tagma, T., Ettayfi, N. and Vengosh, A. (2015) Elucidating the sources and mechanisms of groundwater salinization in the Ziz Basin of southeastern Morocco. Environmental Earth Sciences, 73, 77-93.


Ruhl, R.L., Dwyer, G., Hsu-Kim, H., Vengosh, A. (2014) Boron and Strontium Isotopic Characterization of Coal Combustion Residuals: Validation of New Environmental Tracers. Environmental Science & Technology, 48 (24), 14790–14798.es503746v_coal ash tracers

Warner, N.R., Darrah, T.H., Jackson, R.B., Millot, R., Kloppmann, W., Vengosh, A. (2014) New tracers identify hydraulic fracturing fluids and accidental releases from oil and gas operations. Environmental Science & Technology, (DOI: 10.1021/es5032135).es5032135

Parker, K.M., Zeng, T., Harkness, J., Vengosh, A. Mitch, W.A. (2014) Enhanced formation of disinfection by-products in shale gas wastewater-impacted Drinking Water Supplies. Environmental Science & Technology, (DOI: 10.1021/es5028184).es5028184

Darrah, T.H., Vengosh, A., Jackson, R.B., Warner, N.R., Poreda, R.J. (2014)Noble gases identify the mechanisms of fugitive gas contamination in drinking-water wells overlying the Marcellus and Barnett Shales. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of United States of America (15 September, 2014; ( PNAS-2014-Darrah-1322107111

 Leslie, D., Lyons, W.B., Warner, N., Vengosh, A. Olesik, J., Welch, K., Deuerling, K., (2014). Boron isotopic geochemistry of the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes, Antarctica. Chemical Geology, 386, 152–164.

Vengosh, A., Hirschfeld, D., Vinson, D., Dwyer, G., Raanan, H., Marie, A., Zaarur, S., Ganor Y. (2014) Response to Comment on High Naturally Occurring Radioactivity in Fossil Groundwater from the Middle East”. Environmental Science & Technology, ( es501140b

Rango. T., Vengosh, A. Jeuland, M., Tekle-Haimanot, Weinthal, E., Kravchenko, Paul, C., McCornick, P. (2014) Fluoride exposure from groundwater as reflected by urinary fluoride and children’s dental fluorosis in the Main Ethiopian Rift Valley. Science of the Total Environment, 496, 188-197.

Jackson, R.B., Vengosh, A., Carey, J.W., R.J., Darrah, T.H., O’Sullivan, F., Pétron, G. (2014). The Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking. Annual Review of Environment and Resources (DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-031113-144051) Jackson et al. ARER Final 2014

Kravchenko, J., Darrah, T.H., Miller, R.K., Lyerly, H.K., Vengosh, A. (2014) A review of the health impacts of barium from natural and anthropogenic exposures. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 36, 797-814 (DOI:the  10.1007/s10653-014-9622-7).

Kravchenko, Y., Rango, T., Akushevich, I., Behailu, A., McCornick, P., Merola, R.B., Paul, C., Weinthal. E., Harrison, C., Vengosh, A., Jeuland, M. (2014). The effect of non-fluoride factors on risk of dental fluorosis: Evidence from rural populations of the Main Ethiopian Rift. Science of the Total Environment, 488-489, 595-606 (

Kravchenko, Y., Rango, T., Akushevich, I., Behailu, A., McCornick, P., Merola, R.B., Paul, C., Weinthal. E., Harrison, C., Vengosh, A., Jeuland, M. (2014). The effect of non-fluoride factors on risk of dental fluorosis: Evidence from rural populations of the Main Ethiopian Rift. Science of the Total Environment, 488-489, 595-606 (

Vengosh, A., Jackson, R.B., Warner, N.,R., Darrah, T. H., Knodash, A.J. (2014) A Critical Review of the Risks to Water Resources from Unconventional Shale Gas Development and Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States. Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 8334-8348. (

Knodash, A.J., Warner, N.,R., Lahav, O., Vengosh, A. (2014) Radium and Barium Removal through Blending Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids with Acid Mine Drainage. Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 1334-1342EST-AMD-HFF mixing.

Merola, R.B., Kravchenko, J., Rango, T., Vengosh, A. (2014) Arsenic exposure of rural populations from the Rift Valley of Ethiopia as monitored by keratin in toenails. Journal Of Exposure Science And Environmental Epidemiology, 24, 121-126 (doi: 10.1038/jes.2013.77).916619


Vengosh, A. (2013). Salinization and Saline Environments. In: Sherwood Lollar, B. (ed.), Environmental geochemistry (volume 9), Treatise in Geochemistry Second Edition. Executive Editors: Holland, H.D. and Turekian, K.T., Volume 11, 325-378,  Elsevier Science. Chapter9_Salinization_Treatise in Geochemistry

Liu, Y-B., Chen, T-Y., Mackebee, W.G., Ruhl, L., Vengosh, A., and Hsu-Kim, H. (2013) Selenium Speciation in Coal Ash Spilled at the Tennessee Valley Authority Kingston Site. Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 14001-14009 (DOI: 10.1021/es4041557)

Warner, N.R., Christie, C.A., Jackson. R.B., Vengosh, A. (2013) Impacts of shale gas wastewater disposal on water quality in western Pennsylvania. Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 11849–11857 (DOI: 10.1021/es402165b); EST_impacts of shale gas wastewater).

Vinson, D.S., Tagma, T., Bouchaou, L., Dwyer, G.S., Nathaniel R. Warner, N.R., and Vengosh, A. (2013) Occurrence and mobilization of radium in brackish to saline groundwater in coastal aquifers as inferred from geochemical and isotopic tracers (Ra, Rn, Sr, S, O, H). Applied Geochemistry, 38, 161-175.Occurrence and mobilization of radium in fresh to saline coastal groundwater

Foster, G.L., Hönisch, B., Paris, G.,  Gary S. Dwyer, G.S., Rae, J.W.B., Elliott, T., Gaillardet, J., Hemming, N.G., Louvat, P., Vengosh, A. (2013) Interlaboratory comparison of boron isotope analyses of boric acid, seawater and marine CaCO3 by MC-ICPMS and NTIMS. Chemical Geology, 358, 1-14 Interlboartory B isotopes comparison.

Vengosh, A. Linberg, T.T., Merola, B., Ruhl, L., Warner, N.R., White, Al., Dwyer, G.S., and Di Giulio, R.T. (2013). The isotopic imprints of mountaintop mining contaminants. Environmental Science & Technology (August 2013; DOI: 10.1021/es4012959; EST_MTM isotopes).

Jackson, R.B., Vengosh, A., Darrah, T.H.,  Warner, N.R., Down, A., Poreda, R.J., Osborn, S.G., Zhao, K., and Karr, J.D. (2013) Increased stray gas abundance in a subset of drinking water wells near Marcellus shale gas extraction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of United States of America (in press, June, 2013).

Vengosh, A., Warner N.R., Jackson, R.B., Darrah, T.H., (2013). The Effects of Shale Gas Exploration and Hydraulic Fracturing on the Quality of Water Resources in the United States. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 7, 863–866. (Overview on shale gas development)

Warner N.R., Kresse, T.M., Hays, P.D., Down, A., Karr, J.D., Jackson, R.B., Vengosh, A. (2013) Goechemical and isotopic variations in shallow groundwater in areas of Fayetteville Shale development, north central Arkansas. Applied Geochemistry, 35, 207-220 ( Warner et al. 2013 ApplGeochem).

Godebo, T.R., Vengosh, A. Dawyer, G., Bianchini, G. (2013) Mobilization of arsenic and other naturally occurring contaminants in groundwater of the Main Ethiopian Rift aquifers. 
Water Research, 47, 5801–5818.

Warner, N.R., Lgourna, Z, Bouchaou, L, Boutaleb, S, Tagma, T, Hsaissoune, M, Vengosh, A., (2013). Integration of geochemical and isotopic tracers for elucidating water sources and salinization of shallow aquifers in the sub-Saharan Drâa Basin, Morocco. Applied Geochemistry, 34, 140-151 (on-line).


Deonarine, A., Bartov, G.,; Johnson,  T.M; Ruhl, L.; Vengosh, A. and Hsu-Kim, H. (2012). Environmental Impacts of the Tennessee Valley Authority Kingston Coal Ash Spill. 2. Effect of Coal Ash on Methylmercury in Historically Contaminated River Sediments. Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es303639d es303639d.

Warner, N.R., Jackson, R.B., Darrah, T.H., Osborn, S.G., Down, A., Zhao, K., White, A. Vengosh, A. (2012). Reply to Engelder: Potential for fluid migration from the Marcellus Formation remains possible. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of United States of America,  109 no. 52 E3625, DOI: doi: 10.1073/pnas.1216133110 (PNAS-2012-Warner-1217974110).

Bartov , G., Deonarine , A., Johnson ,  T.M., Ruhl , L. Vengosh , A. and Hsu-Kim, H. (2012) Environmental impacts of the Tennessee Valley Authority Kingston coal ash spill. 1. Source apportionment using mercury stable isotopes. Environmental Science and Technology , (DOI: 10.1021/es303111p; November 16, 2012).es303111p_Bartov_etal

Ruhl, L., Vengosh, A., Dwyer, G.S., Hsu Kim H., Schwartz, G., Romanski, A., and Smith, S.D. (2012). The impact of coal combustion residue effluent on water resources: A North Carolina example. Environmental Science & Technology (es303263x(1)) (DOI: 10.1021/es303263x; September 30, 2012).

Vinson, D.S., Lundy, J.R. Dwyer, G.S.,  and Vengosh, A., (2012). Implications of carbonate-like geochemical signatures in a sandstone aquifer: Radium and strontium isotopes in the Cambrian Jordan aquifer (Minnesota, USA). Chemical Geology, 334, 280-294 (Vinson et al. – 2012 – Implications of carbonate-like geochemical signatu)

Warner, N.R., Jackson, R.B., Darrah, T.H., Osborn S.G., Down, A., Zhao, K., White, A., Vengosh, A. (2012) Geochemical evidence for possible natural migration of Marcellus Formation brine to shallow aquifers in Pennsylvania. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of United States of America ; published ahead of print July 9, 2012, doi:10.1073/pnas.1121181109 (PNAS-2012-Warner-1121181109)

Rango, T., Kravchenko, J., Atlaw, B., McCornick, P.G., Jeuland, M., Merola, M. Vengosh, A., (2012). Groundwater quality and its health impact: an assessment of dental fluorosis in rural inhabitants of the Main Ethiopian Rift. Environment International, 43, 37-47. [Rango et al, 2012]

Adair, S., Pearson,  B.R., J Monast, J., Vengosh, A. Jackson, R.B. (2012). Considering shale gas extraction in North Carolina: lessons from other states. Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, XXII, 257-301.

Ettayfi, N., Bouchaou, L., Michelot, J.L., Tagama, T., Warner, N., Boutaleb, S., Massault, M., Lgourna, Z., Vengosh, A. (2012) Geochemical and isotopic (oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, strontium) constraints for the origin, salinity, and residence time of groundwater from a carbonate aquifer in the Western Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco. Journal of Hydrology, 438-439, 97-111 (Ant-Atlas salinity).

Previous Publications

Lindberg, T.T., Bernhardt, E.S., Bier, R., Helton, A., Merola, R.B., Vengosh, A. and Di Giulio, T.D. (2011) Cumulative impacts of mountaintop mining on an Appalachian watershed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of United States of America. (December 12, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1112381108).

Jackson R.B., Osborn S.G., Vengosh, A., Warner, N.R. (2011). Reply to Davis: Hydraulic fracturing remains a possible mechanism for observed methane contamination of Drinking water. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of United States of America, 108, 43, E872. (PNAS-2011-Jackson-E872).

Osborn, S., Vengosh, A. Warner, N. Jackson, R. (2011). Reply to Saba and Orzechowski and  Schon: Methane contamination of  drinking water accompanying gas-  well drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, (

Osborn, S., Vengosh, A. Warner, N. Jackson, R. (2011). Methane contamination of drinking water accompanying gas drilling and hydro-fracking. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108, 8172-8176.

Vinson, D.S., McIntosh, J.C., Dwyer, G.S., Vengosh, A. (2011). Arsenic and other oxyanion-forming natural contaminants in an alluvial basin aquifer: Evaluating sources and mobilization by isotopic tracers (Sr, B, S, C, O, H, Ra). Applied Geochemistry, 26, 1364-1376.

Vinson, D., Schwartz, H.,  Dwyer, G., Vengosh, A. (2011). Evaluating salinity sources of groundwater and implications for sustainable reverse osmosis desalination in coastal North Carolina, USA. Hydrogeology Journal, 19, 981-994.

Sowers. J. Vengosh, A., Weinthal, E.S. (2011) Climate change, water resources, and the politics of adaptation in the Middle East and North Africa. Climatic Change, 104, 599-627 (DOI 10.1007/s10584-010-9835-4).

Ruhl, L., Vengosh. A., Dwyer, G.S., Hsu-Kim, H., Deonarine, (2010). The Environmental Impacts of the Coal Ash Spill in Kingston, Tennessee: An Eighteen-Month Survey. Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 9272–9278.

Pratson, E., Vengosh, A., Dwyer, G., Pratson, L. and Klein, E. (2010). The Effectiveness of Arsenic Remediation from Groundwater in a Private Home. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 30, 87-93.

Bouchaou, L. , Qurtobi, M., Michelot , J.L., Zine, N., Gaye, C.B., Aggarwal, P.K., Mara, H., Zerouall, A., Taleb, H. and Vengosh, A. (2009). Origin and residence time of groundwater in the Tadla basin (Morocco)next term using multiple isotopic and geochemical tools. Journal of Hydrology, 379, 323-338. (Tadala basin, Morocco)

Ruhl, L., Vengosh. A., Dwyer, G.S., Hsu-Kim, H., Deonarine, A., Bergin, M., Kravchenko, J. (2009). Survey of the potential environmental and health impacts in the immediate aftermath of the coal ash spill in Kingston, Tennessee. Environmental Science and Technology, 43, 6326–6333.

Vengosh, A., Hirschfeld, D., Vinson, D.S., Dwyer, G.S. Raanan, H., Rimawi, O., Al-Zoubi, A., Akkawi, E.,  Marie, A., Haquin, G.,  Zaarur, S., and Ganor, J. (2009) High Naturally Occurring Radioactivity in Fossil Groundwater in the Middle East. Environmental Science and Technology, 43 (6), 1769-1775• DOI: 10.1021/es802969r.

Vinson, D.S., Vengosh, A., Hirschfeld, D. and Dwyer, G.S. (2009). Relationships between radium and radon occurrence and hydrochemistry in fresh groundwater from fractured crystalline rocks, North Carolina (USA). Chemical Geology, 260, 159-171. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.10.022 (paper: Radium NC groundwater)

Raanan, H., Vengosh, A., Paytan, A., and Nishri, A. (2009) Quantifying saline groundwater flow into a fresh water lake using the Ra isotope quartet: A case study from the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret), Israel. Limnology and Oceanography, 54(1), 119–131.

Vinson, D.S., Campbell, T.R. and Vengosh, A. (2008). Radon-222 transfer from groundwater used in showers to indoor air. Applied Geochemistry, 23, 2676-2685. (paper: Radon_in_air)

Kloppmann, W., Vengosh, A., Guerrot, K., Millot, R., and Parnkaratov, I. (2008) Isotope and ion selectivity in reverse osmosis desalination: Geochemical tracers for man-made freshwater. Environmental Science and Technology, 42 (13), 4723–4731, 10.1021/es7028894.        (paper:Isotopes in RO desalination)

Bouchaou, L. , Michelot , J.L., Vengosh, A., Hsissou, Y. , Qurtobi, M. , Gaye, C.B. , Bullen, T.D.  and Zuppi, G.M. (2008). Application of multiple isotopic and geochemical tracers for investigation of recharge, salinization, and residence time of water in the Souss-Massa aquifer, Southwest of Morocco. Journal of Hydrology, 352, 267-287. (paper: Souss_massa_Morocco)

Vengosh, A., Hening, S., Ganor, J., Mayer, B., Weyhenmeyer, C.E., Bullen. T.D. , and Paytan, A. (2007). New isotopic evidence for the origin of groundwater from the Nubian  Sandstone Aquifer in the Negev, Israel. Applied Geochemistry, 22, 1052-1073. (paper: Nubian_AG)

Farber, E., Vengosh, A., Gavrieli, I., Marie, A., Bullen, T.D., Mayer, B., Polak, A., and Shavit, U. (2007). The geochemistry of groundwater resources in the Jordan Valley: impact of the Rift Valley brines. Applied Geochemistry, 22, 494-514. (paper: Jordan_Rift-AG

Vengosh, A. (2006) Rooting Out Radioactive Groundwater. Geotimes, May 2006, 18-21.

Weinthal, E., Vengosh, A. Marie, A., Gutierrez A, Kloppmann, W. (2005) The Water Crisis in the Gaza Strip: Prospects for remediation. Ground Water, 43, 653-660. (paper:Gaza_GW)

Farber, E., Vengosh, A., Gavrieli, I., Marie, A., Bullen, T.D., Mayer, B., Holtzman, R., Segal, M. and Shavit, U. (2005) Management scenarios for the Jordan River salinity crisis. Applied Geochemistry, 20, 2138-2153. (paper: Jordan_management_AG)

Weinthal., E., Parag, Y., Vengosh, A., Muti, A., Kloppmann, W. (2005) The EU drinking water directive: The boron standard and scientific uncertainty. European Environment, 15, 1-12. (paper:European Environment)

Holtzman, R., Shavit, U., Segal-Rozenhaimer, M., Gavrieli, I., Marie, A., Farber, E., Vengosh, A. (2005) Quantifying groundwater inputs along the Lower Jordan River. Journal of Environmental Quality, 34,  897-906. (paper: Holtzman_et_al_2005)

Vengosh, A., Kloppmann, W., Marie, A., Livshitz, Y., Gutierrez, A., Banna, M., Guerrot, C., Pankratov, I., Ranan, H., (2005). Sources of salinity and boron in the Gaza Strip: Natural contaminant flow in the southern Mediterranean Coastal aquifer. Water Resources Research, 41, W01013, doi:10.1029/2004WR003344. (paper:Gaza_WRR)

Kass, A., Gavrieli, I., Yechieli, Y., Vengosh, A. and Starinsky, A. (2005) The impact of freshwater and wastewater irrigation on the chemistry of shallow groundwater: a case study from the  Israeli Coastal Aquifer. Journal of Hydrology, 300, 314-331. (paper: Nitzanim_JHydrol)

Segal-Rozenhaimer, M., Shavit, U., Vengosh, A., Gavrieli, I., Farber, E., Holtzman, R., Mayer, B. and Shaviv, A. (2004). Sources and Transformations of Nitrogen Compounds along the Lower Jordan River. Journal of Environmental Quality, 33, 1440-1451. (paper: JR_N)

Farber, E., Vengosh, A., Gavrieli, I., Marie, A., Bullen, T.D., Mayer, B., Holtzman, R., Segal, M., and Shavit, U. (2004) The origin and mechanisms of salinization of the Lower Jordan River. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 68, 1989-2006. (paper: JordanRiver

Polat, A., Vengosh, A., Pankratov, I. And Polat, M. (2004) A new methodology for removal of boron from water by coal and fly ash. Desalination, 164, 173-188. (paper: Boron_removal)

Vengosh, A., Weinthal., E,, Kloppmannm W. and BOREMED team (2004) Natural boron contamination in Mediterranean groundwater. Geotimes, 49, 20-25, May 2004. (paper: Geotime)

Vengosh, A., Gill, J., Davisson, M.L., and Huddon, G.B., (2002). A multi isotope (B, Sr, O, H, C) and age dating (3H-3He, 14C) study of groundwater from Salinas Valley, California: Hydrochemistry, dynamics, and contamination processes. Water Resources Research, 38, 9-1-17 (Salinas_WRR).

Vengosh, A., Helvaci, C. and Karamanderesi, I.H. (2002).Geochemical constraints for the origin of thermal waters from western Turkey. Applied Geochemistry  17, 163-183.

Yechieli, Y., Sivan, O., Lazar, B., Vengosh, A., Ronen, D., and Herut, B. (2001). 14C in seawater  intruding into the Israeli Mediterranean coastal aquifer. Radiocarbon, 43 (no. 2B), 773-781.

Marie, A. and Vengosh, A. (2001). Sources of salinity in groundwater from Jericho area, Jordan valley. GroundWater, 39, 240-248.

Vengosh, A. and Hendry, M.J. (2001). Chloride-bromide-d11B systematics of a thick clay-rich aquitard system. Water Resources Research, 37, 1437-1444.

Vengosh, A., Barth, S., Heumann, K.G., and Eisenhut, S. (1999). Boron isotopic composition of fresh water lakes from Central Europe and possible contamination sources. Acta hydrochimica et hydrobiologica, 27, 416-421.

Vengosh, A., Gieskes, J., and Mahn, C. (1999). New evidence for the origin of hypersaline pore fluids in the Mediterranean Basin. Chemical Geology, 163, 287-298.

Vengosh, A., Spivack, A.J., Artzi, Y., and Ayalon, A. (1999). Boron, strontium, and oxygen isotopic and geochemical constraints for the origin of salinity in groundwater  from the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Water Resources Research, 35, 1877-1894.

Vengosh, A. (1998). The isotopic composition of anthropogenic boron and its potential impact on the environment. Biological Trace Element Research, 66, 145-151.

Vengosh, A., De Lange, G.J., Starinsky A. (1998). Boron isotope and geochemical evidence for the origin of Urania and Bannock brines at the eastern Mediterranean: Effect of water-rock interactions. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta. 62, 3221-3228.

Vengosh, A. and Pankratov I. (1998). Chloride/bromide and chloride fluoride ratios of domestic sewage effluents and  associated contaminated ground water. Ground Water, 36, 815-824.

Eisenhut S., Heumann, K.G. and Vengosh, A. (1996). Determination of boron isotopic variations in aquatic systems with negative thermal ionization mass spectrometry as a tracer for anthropogenic influences. Fresenius Journal of Analytical Chemistry  , 354, 903-909.

Vengosh, A. and Keren R. (1996). Chemical modifications of groundwater contaminated by recharge of sewage effluent. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology ,  23, 347-360.

Vengosh, A., Chivas, A.R., Starinsky, A. and Kolodny, Y. (1995). Boron isotope geochemistry of non-marine brines from the Qaidam Basin (China).  Chemical Geology,  120, 135-154.

Heumann, K.G., Eisenhut S., Gallus S., Hebeda E.H., Nusko R., Vengosh, A.,  and Walczyk T. (1995).  Recent developments in thermal ionization mass spectrometric techniques for isotope analysis; A review. Analyst,  120, 1291-1299.

Vengosh, A. and Rosenthal, A. (1994). Saline groundwater in Israel: Its bearing on the water crisis in the country. Journal of Hydrology , 156;  389-430.

Vengosh, A., Starinsky, A., and Anaty, D. (1994).  The origin of hypersaline interstitial waters in the Mediterranean Basin – relics of ancient Miocene brines: A reevaluation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters,  121; 613-627.

Vengosh, A.and Ben Zvi, A.(1994). Formation of a salt plume in the Coastal Plain Aquifer of Israel: The Be’er Toviyya  region. Journal of Hydrology,  160;  21-52.

Vengosh, A., Starinsky A., Kolodny, Y. and Chivas, A.R. (1994). Boron isotope geochemistry of thermal springs from the Northern Rift Valley, Israel. Journal of Hydrology,   162,  155-169.

Vengosh, A., Heumann, K.G., Juraske, S., and Kasher R. (1994). Boron  isotope application for tracing sources of contamination in groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology,  28; 1968-1974.

Vengosh, A., Starinsky, A. and Chivas, A.R., (1994). Boron isotopes in Heletz-Kokhav oilfield brines, the Coastal Plain, Israel. Israel Journal of Earth Sciences, 43, 231-237.

Vengosh, A. and Starinsky, A. (1993). Relics of evaporated sea water in deep basins of the Eastern Mediterranean. Marine Geology,  115; 15-19.

Vengosh, A.,Starinsky, A., Kolodny, Y., Chivas, A.R. and Raab M. (1992). Boron isotope variations during fractional evaporation of sea water: New  constraints on the marine vs. nonmarine debate. Geology,   20; 799-802 (Boron evaporated Seawater_Geology).

Vengosh, A., Starinsky, A., Kolodny, Y. and Chivas, A.R. (1991). Boron-isotope geochemistry as a tracer for the evolution of brines and associated hot springs from the Dead Sea, Israel. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta,  55; 1689-1695 (Dead Sea_boron).

Vengosh, A., Chivas, A.R., McCulloch, M.T., Starinsky, A. and Kolodny, Y. (1991). .E., Boron-isotope geochemistry of Australian salt lakes. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta,  55; 2591-2606.

Vengosh, A., Kolodny, Y., Starinsky, A., Chivas, A.R. and McCulloch, M.T. (1991). Coprecipitation and isotopic fractionation of boron in modern biogenic carbonates. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta,  55; 2901-2910.

Vengosh, A., Chivas, A.R. and McCulloch, M.T (1989). Direct determination of boron and chlorine isotopes in geological materials by     negative thermal-ionization mass spectrometry. Chemical Geology (Isotope Geoscience Section),  79; 333-343.

Vengosh, A., Kolodny, Y. and Tepperberg, M. (1987). Multi-phase oxygen isotopic analysis as a tracer of diagenesis: the example of the Mishash Formation, Cretaceous of Israel. Chemical Geology (Isotope Geoscience Section),  65; 235-253.

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