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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project Publications: Columbia University: Hydrogeology Core

Superfund Research Program

Hydrogeology Core

Project Leader: Alexander F. van Geen
Grant Number: P42ES010349
Funding Period: 2000-2021
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  • Mozumder R, Michael HA, Mihajlov I, Khan MR, Knappett PS, Bostick BC, Mailloux BJ, Ahmed KM, Choudhury I, Koffman T, Ellis T, Whaley-Martin K, San Pedro R, Slater GF, Stute M, Schlosser P, van Geen AF. 2020. Origin of groundwater arsenic in a rural Pleistocene aquifer in Bangladesh depressurized by distal municipal pumping. Water Resour Res 56:26. doi:10.1029/2020WR027178




  • Datta S, Mailloux BJ, Jung H, Hoque MA, Stute M, Ahmed KM, Zheng Y. 2009. Redox trapping of arsenic during groundwater discharge in sediments from the Meghna riverbank in Bangladesh. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106(40):16930-16935. doi:10.1073/pnas.0908168106 PMID:19805180 PMCID:PMC2761342
  • Friedrich R, Schlosser P, Turrin B, Newton R, Stute M, Plummer LN. 2009. The Lamont-Doherty tritium/he-3 dataset for age dating of groundwater. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 73:A397-A397.
  • Loose B, Stute M, Alexander P, Smethie WM. 2009. Design and deployment of a portable membrane equilibrator for sampling aqueous dissolved gases. Water Resour Res 45:W00D34. doi:10.1029/2008WR006969
  • Stute M, Horneman AH, Fried R. 2009. Environmental tracers in hydrogeology: principles, applications, and challenges. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 73:A1287-A1287.


  • Aziz Z, van Geen AF, Stute M, Versteeg RJ, Horneman AH, Zheng Y, Goodbred SL, Steckler MS, Weinman B, Gavrieli I, Hoque MA, Shamsudduha M, Ahmed KM. 2008. Impact of local recharge on arsenic concentrations in shallow aquifers inferred from the electromagnetic conductivity of soils in Araihazar, Bangladesh. Water Resour Res 44(7):doi:10.1029/2007WR006000
  • Horneman AH, Stute M, Schlosser P, Smethie WM, Santella RM, Ho DT, Mailloux BJ, Gorman E, Zheng Y, van Geen AF. 2008. Degradation rates of CFC-11, CFC-12 and CFC-113 in anoxic shallow aquifers of Araihazar, Bangladesh. J Contam Hydrol 97(1-2):27-41. doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2007.12.001 PMID:18262680


  • Keimowitz AR, Mailloux BJ, Colery P, Stute M, Simpson HJ, Chillrud SN. 2007. Laboratory investigations of enhanced sulfate reduction as a groundwater arsenic remediation strategy. Environ Sci Technol 41(19):6718-6724. PMID:17969686 PMCID:PMC3155844
  • Stute M, Zheng Y, Schlosser P, Horneman AH, Dhar RK, Datta S, Hoque MA, Seddique V, Shamsudduha M, Ahmed A, van Geen AF. 2007. Hydrological control of arsenic concentrations in Bangladesh aquifers. Water Resour Res 43:1029.
  • Wovkulich K, Simpson HJ, Stute M, Mailloux BJ, Keimowitz AR, Cheng Z, Chillrud SN. 2007. Improving arsenic remediation through chemistry: laboratory and modeling data for a Superfund site highly contaminated with arsenic (Vineland, NJ). Superfund Basic Research Symposium
  • Wovkulich K, Stute M, Simpson HJ, Mailloux BJ, Lacko A, Keimowitz AR, Cheng Z, Chillrud SN. 2007. Mobilization of arsenic from contaminated sediments for improved remediation. Superfund Basic Research Symposium


  • Goodbred SL, Kuehl SA, Steckler MS, Sarker MH. 2003. Controls on facies distribution and stratigraphic preservation in the Ganges–Brahmaputra delta sequence. Sedimentary Geology 155(3-4):301-316.
  • Santella RM, Ho DT, Schlosser P, Stute M. 2003. The distribution of atmospheric SF6 near a large urban area as recorded in the vadose zone. Environ Sci Technol 37(6):1069-1074. PMID:12680656
  • van Geen AF, Zheng Y, Stute M, Ahmed KM. 2003. Comment on 'Arsenic mobility and groundwater extraction in Bangladesh' (II). Science 300:584. PMID:12714725
  • van Geen AF, Zheng Y, Versteeg RJ, Stute M, Horneman AH, Dhar RK, Steckler MS, Gelman AE, Small C, Ahsan H, Graziano JH, Hussain A, Ahmed KM. 2003. Spatial variability of arsenic in 6000 tube wells in a 25 km2 area of Bangladesh. Water Resources Management 39(5):1140-1151.


  • Datta S, Keimowitz AR, Simpson HJ, Stute M, Chillrud SN, Tsang M, Zheng Y, van Geen AF, Dobbs GM. 2002. Redox controls on arsenic mobility beneath Winthrop landfill, Maine. In: Proceedings of Arsenic in New England. New Hampshire Consortium on Arsenic, May 29-31.
  • He Y, Zheng Y, Locke DC. 2002. Differential pulse cathodic stripping voltammetric determination of nanomolar levels of dissolved sulfide applicable to field analysis of groundwater. Anal Chim Acta 459(2):209-217.
  • Tsang M, Chillrud SN, Stute M, Simpson HJ, Ross JM, Keimowitz AR, Zheng Y, Wallace S, Cheng Z, van Geen AF. 2002. Arsenic mobilization from fine particles under reducing conditions: implications for groundwater remediation. In: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Geological Society of America.
  • van Geen AF, Ahsan H, Horneman AH, Dhar RK, Zheng Y, Hussain A, Ahmed KM, Gelman AE, Stute M, Simpson HJ, Wallace S, Small C, Parvez F, Slavkovich VN, Lolacono NJ, Becker M, Cheng Z, Momotaj H, Shahnewaz M, Seddique AA. 2002. Promotion of well-switching to mitigate the current arsenic crisis in Bangladesh. Bull World Health Organ 80(9):732-737. PMID:12378292


  • Dhar RK, Zheng Y, Stute M, van Geen AF, Gavrieli I, Versteeg RJ, Steckler MS, Goodbred SL, Horneman AH, Simpson HJ, Ahmed KM. 2001. Spatial variability of arsenic concentrations in two villages in Araihazar Upazila, Narayanganj district of Bangladesh. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 82(20):S204.
  • He Y, Zheng Y, Locke DC, Simpson HJ, Stute M. 2001. Dissolved sulfide in groundwater with elevated arsenic concentrations at Winthrop, Maine. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 82(47):H32C-0316.
  • Stute M, Simpson HJ, Chillrud SN, Law-wai E, Santella RM, Ross JM, Ho DT, Schlosser P, Zheng Y, Dobbs GM. 2001. Application of SF6, bromide and 3H/3He for tracing groundwater transport beneath a landfill. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 82(47):H22C-0371.
  • Stute M, Simpson HJ, Chillrud SN, Law-wai E, Santella RM, Ross JM, Ho DT, Schlosser P, Zheng Y, van Geen AF, Dobbs GM, Butler BK. 2001. Arsenic mobilization in reducing groundwaters at a Superfund site in Maine: remediation through aquifer redox manipulation?. In: Proceedings of the Arsenic in Drinking Water International Conference. Columbia University, Nov. 26-27.
  • Zheng Y, Dhar RK, Stute M, van Geen AF, Horneman AH, Gavrieli I, Versteeg RJ, Steckler MS, Goodbred SL, Simpson HJ, Cheng Z, Ahmed KM, Shamsudduha M, Shahnewaz M. 2001. Variability of Arsenic concentrations in tube wells from two villages in Araihazar Upzila, Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of the Arsenic in Drinking Water International Conference. Columbia University, Nov. 26-27.


  • Ahsan H, Perrin M, Rahman A, Parvez F, Stute M, Zheng Y, Milton AH, Brandt-Rauf PW, van Geen AF, Graziano JH. 2000. Associations between drinking water and urinary arsenic levels and skin lesions in Bangladesh. J Occup Environ Med 42:1195-1201. PMID:11125683
  • Gavrieli I, Zheng Y, van Geen AF, Stute M, Simpson HJ, Dhar RK, Ahmed KM, Goldstein SL. 2000. Hydrogeochemical study of the mobilization of arsenic in Bangladesh groundwater- the role of redox condition. In: Proceedings of the Goldschmidt Conference, Sept. 4-9th, European Union for the Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society. Oxford, England.
  • Stute M, Zheng Y, van Geen AF, Simpson HJ, Dhar RK, Gavrieli I, Schlosser P, Ahmed KM. 2000. Groundwater flow dynamics and As geochemistry in the central Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta of Bangladesh. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 48:H21D-02.
  • Zheng Y, Stute M, van Geen AF, Gavrieli I, Simpson HJ, Dhar RK, Ahmed KM. 2000. Arsenic mobilization in Bangladesh groundwaters: a case study of geochemistry and hydrology in Narayaganj and Laxmipur districts. In: Proceedings of the 31st International Geological Congress 2000: 'Geology and Sustainable Development-Challenges of the Third Millennium' Pre-Congress Workshop 'Arsenic in Groundwater of Sedimentary Aquifer', Aug. 3-5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


  • Zheng Y, Stute M, van Geen AF, Simpson HJ, Graziano JH, Ahsan H, Brandt-Rauf PW. 1999. An integrated study of sources, transport and health effects of AS in Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Arsenic in Bangladesh Ground Water. February 27-29. Wagner College, New York City, NY.
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