Professor of Environmental Quality
My research aims to link environmental geochemistry and isotope hydrology in order to trace the sources and mechanisms of water contamination and relationships with human health. Current research includes global changes of the chemical and isotopic compositions of water resources due to human intervention and contamination, salinization of water resources in the Middle East and Northern Africa, naturally occurring contaminants (arsenic, fluoride, boron) and radioactivity in water resources, the impact of coal combustion residues on the environment, and the impact of gas drilling and hydro-fracking on the quality of shallow groundwater.
- Ph.D., Australian National University (Australia) 1990
- M.S., Hebrew University (Israel) 1986
- B.S., Hebrew University (Israel) 1984
Lubick, N. “Natural boron contamination in Mediterranean groundwater.” Geotimes 49, no. 5 (May 1, 2004): 22–23.
Polat, H., A. Vengosh, I. Pankratov, and M. Polat. “A new methodology for removal of boron from water by coal and fly ash.” Desalination 164, no. 2 (April 1, 2004): 173–88. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0011-9164(04)00176-6. Full Text
Vengosh, A., C. Helvaci, and I. H. Karamanderesi. “Reply to the comment on "Geochemical constraints for the origin of thermal waters from western Turkey" by Umran Serpen and Tahir Öngür.” Applied Geochemistry 18, no. 7 (July 1, 2003): 1117–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0883-2927(02)00209-3. Full Text
Vengosh, A., J. Gill, M. L. Davisson, and G. B. Hudson. “A multi-isotope (B, Sr, O, H, and C) and age dating (3H-3He and 14C) study of groundwater from Salinas Valley, California: Hydrochemistry, dynamics, and contamination processes.” Water Resources Research 38, no. 1 (March 14, 2002): 91–917.
Vengosh, A., C. Helvaci, and I. H. Karamanderesi. “Geochemical constraints for the origin of thermal waters from western Turkey.” Applied Geochemistry 17, no. 3 (March 11, 2002): 163–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0883-2927(01)00062-2. Full Text
Vengosh, A., J. Gill, M. L. Davisson, and G. B. Hudson. “A multi-isotope (B, Sr, O, H, and C) and age dating (3H-3He and 14C) study of groundwater from Salinas Valley, California: Hydrochemistry, dynamics, and contamination processes.” Water Resources Research 38, no. 1 (2002): 91–917.
Vengosh, A., and M. J. Hendry. “Chloride-bromide-δ11B systematics of a thick clay-rich aquitard system.” Water Resources Research 37, no. 5 (June 26, 2001): 1437–44. https://doi.org/10.1029/2000WR900379. Full Text
Marie, A., and A. Vengosh. “Sources of salinity in ground water from Jericho area, Jordan Valley.” Ground Water 39, no. 2 (March 2001): 240–48. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2001.tb02305.x. Full Text
Yechieli, Y., O. Sivan, B. Lazar, A. Vengosh, D. Ronen, and B. Herut. “Radiocarbon in seawater intruding into the Israeli mediterranean coastal aquifer.” Radiocarbon 43, no. 2 PART II (January 1, 2001): 773–81. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0033822200041448. Full Text
Vengosh, A., J. Gieskes, and C. Mahn. “New evidence for the origin of hypersaline pore fluids in the Mediterranean basin.” Chemical Geology 163, no. 1–4 (February 1, 2000): 287–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2541(99)00131-X. Full Text