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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project Publications: Northeastern University: Effect of Extreme Weather on Potential Exposure of Contaminant Mixtures in Karst Water Systems

Superfund Research Program

Effect of Extreme Weather on Potential Exposure of Contaminant Mixtures in Karst Water Systems

Project Leader: Ingrid Y. Padilla (University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez)
Co-Investigators: Damian E. Helbling (Cornell University), Philip Larese-Casanova, Raul Macchiavelli (University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez), Dorothy Vesper (West Virginia University)
Grant Number: P42ES017198
Funding Period: 2010-2025

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Publications

2019

  • Torres NI, Rivera VL, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Effect of hydrogeological and anthropogenic factors on the spatial and temporal distribution of CVOCs in the karst system of northern Puerto Rico. Environ Earth Sci 78:594. doi:10.1007/s12665-019-8611-7 PMID:31929835 PMCID:PMC6953914 (in press)

2018

  • Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Murphy C, Welton M, Torres H, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Padilla IY, Meeker JD. 2018. Hurricanes and the environmental justice island: Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico. Environ Justice 11(4):148-153. doi:10.1089/env.2018.0003 PMID:31131071 PMCID:PMC6114726
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Li X, Rahman SM, Li G, Wu C, Gu AZ, Dy J, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. A hybrid approach to identifying key factors in environmental health studies. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). (). IEEE, New York, NY.
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Yu L, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. An efficient data management framework for Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT). In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). (). IEEE, New York, NY.
  • Shokri M, Vesper D, Herman EK, Rajic L, Hetrick KL, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Bulk Chemistry of Karst Sediment Deposits. In: 15th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst. Shepherdstown, WV.
  • Torres NI, Yu X, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Ghasemizadeh R, Kaeli D, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. The influence of hydrogeological and anthropogenic variables on phthalate contamination in eogenetic karst groundwater systems. Environ Pollut 237:298-307. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.106 PMID:29494923 PMCID:PMC5915304
  • Vesper D, Smaldone D, Feller DJ. 2018. Assessing the relative vulnerability of sensitive karst habitats containing rare, threatened, and endangered species in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Park Science 34(1):60-69.
  • Xu Z, Massei N, Padilla IY, Hartmann A, Hu B. 2018. Characterization, modeling, and remediation of karst in a changing environment. Environ Earth Sci 77:476. doi:10.1007/s12665-018-7660-7

2017

  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Loch-Caruso R, Giese RW, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Team science applied to environmental health research: karst hydrogeology and preterm birth in Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.17-25.
  • Padilla IY, Vesper D. 2017. Fate, transport, and exposure of emerging and legacy contaminants in karst systems: state of knowledge and uncertainty. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.33-49.
  • Rivera VL, Padilla IY, Torres NI. 2017. Spatiotemporal assessment of CVOC contamination in karst groundwater sources and exposure at tap water point of use. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.231-235.
  • Torres NI, Padilla IY, Rivera VL. 2017. Potential exposure of emerging contaminants in tap water from karst groundwater sources. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.237-241.
  • Vesper D, Bravo-Ruiz H, Laskoskie AF, Edenborn HM. 2017. Development and testing of hydrogel beads as potential floating tracers of contaminant movement in karst aquifers. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.145-153.

2016

  • Ghasemizadeh R, Yu X, Butscher C, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Improved regional groundwater flow modeling using drainage features: a case study of the central northern karst aquifer system of Puerto Rico (USA). Hydrogeology Journal 24(6):1463–1478. doi:10.1007/s10040-016-1419-6

2015

2014

  • Anaya AA, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Vesper D, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2014. Estimating preferential flow in karstic aquifers using statistical mixed models. Ground Water 52(4):584-596. doi:10.1111/gwat.12084 PMID:23802921 PMCID:PMC3818453
  • Cantonwine DE, Cordero JF, Rivera-Gonzalez LO, Anzalota del Toro LV, Ferguson KK, Mukherjee B, Calafat AM, Crespo N, Jimenez B, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2014. Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations among pregnant women in Northern Puerto Rico: distribution, temporal variability, and predictors. Environ Int 62:1-11. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2013.09.014 PMID:24161445 PMCID:PMC3874859

2012

  • Ciblak A, Mao X, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Alshawabkeh I, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Electrode effects on temporal changes in electrolyte pH and redox potential for water treatment. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 47(5):718-726. doi:10.1080/10934529.2012.660088 PMID:22416866 PMCID:PMC3329560
  • Ghasemizadeh R, Hellweger F, Butscher C, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Field M, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Review: Groundwater flow and transport modeling of karst aquifers, with particular reference to the North Coast Limestone aquifer system of Puerto Rico. Hydrogeology Journal 20(8):1441-1461. doi:10.1007/s10040-012-0897-4 PMID:23645996 PMCID:PMC3640320
  • Latorre I, Hwang S, Montalvo-Rodríguez R. 2012. Isolation and molecular identification of landfill bacteria capable of growing on di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate and deteriorating PVC materials. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 47(14):2254-2262. doi:10.1080/10934529.2012.707549 PMID:22934997 PMCID:PMC3432978
  • Latorre I, Hwang S, Sevillano M, Montalvo-Rodríguez R. 2012. PVC biodeterioration and DEHP leaching by DEHP degrading bacteria. Int Biodeterior Biodegradation 69:73-81. doi:10.1016/j.ibiod.2011.12.011 PMID:22736894 PMCID:PMC3377483
  • Mao X, Yuan S, Fallahpour N, Ciblak A, Howard J, Padilla IY, Loch-Caruso R, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Electrochemically induced dual reactive barriers for transformation of TCE and mixture of contaminants in groundwater. Environ Sci Technol 46(21):12003-12011. doi:10.1021/es301711a PMID:23067023 PMCID:PMC3493133

2011

  • Padilla IY, Irizarry C, Steele K. 2011. Historical contamination of groundwater resources in the North Coast Karst Aquifers of Puerto Rico. Dimension 3:7-12. PMID:24772197 PMCID:PMC3999440

2010

  • Silevitch M, Giese RW, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Nobrega MC, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Padilla IY, Loch-Caruso R, Meeker JD. 2010. Interdisciplinary Three-Level Approach to Study Impact of Contamination on Public Health in Puerto Rico. In: Proceedings of Sixth International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics. New Delhi, India.
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