Dr. Bibhash Nath, Ph.D

University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellow
Madsen Building (F09), Room 423
Phone: +61 2 9351 6706
Fax: +61 2 9351 2442
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Current research

  • Understanding of the dynamics of contaminants (e.g., As, Fe, Al, Pb, Zn, Cu, etc) in acid sulphate soils affected coastal wetlands and estuaries.
  • Identification of key biogeochemical processes controlling arsenic distribution and mobilization in coastal environments and alluvial aquifers.
  • Impact of anthropogenic activity on coastal ecosystems using mangrove as an indicator species.
  • Contaminant bioavailability in soils/sediments and water column, estuarine processes, and sediment toxicity level.

Research interests

  • Arsenic biogeochemistry
  • The impact of contaminants on ecosystem health
  • Acid sulphate soils in the coastal environment
  • Surface water - groundwater interaction
  • Water quality prediction in mine lakes

Publications

Total citations (Google Scholar): 439 (as of January 30, 2013), h-index 12, i10-index 14.

Research Highlights

  • Natural arsenic filters from ice age. Nature India, published online on 28 March 2011, doi: 10.1038/nindia.2011.43.
  • Arsenic route to groundwater mapped. Nature India, 01 June 2008, doi: 10.1038/nindia.2008.214.

Book Chapter (peer-reviewed)

  • P. Bhattacharya, G. Jacks, B. Nath, D. Chatterjee, A. Biswas, D. Halder, S. Majumder, S. Bhowmick and A.L. Ramanathan. Natural arsenic in coastal groundwaters in the Bengal Delta region in West Bengal, India. Management and Sustainable Development of Coastal Zone, 10, 146-160, 2010.
  • D. Chatterjee, B. Nath, J. Jana, A. Goswami, S. Chakraborty, P. Mukherjee, D. Shome, D. Bagchi, M.J. Sarkar, P. Bhattacharya, G. Jacks and K.M. Ahmed. Geochemistry and speciation of solid and aqueous phase arsenic in the Bengal Delta Plain aquifers. Bhu-Jal News, 24, 59-70, 2009.
  • P. Mukherjee, D. Chatterjee, J. Jana, P.B. Maity, A. Goswami, H. Saha, M. Sen, B. Nath, D. Shome, M.J. Sarkar and D. Bagchi. Household water treatment option: removal of arsenic in presence of natural Fe-containing groundwater by solar oxidation. Trace Metals and other Contaminants in the Environment, 9, 603-622, 2007.

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

  • B. Nath, G. Birch and P. Chaudhuri. Trace metal accumulations in grey mangrove, Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh., leaves and pneumatophores: the role of acid sulfate soil disturbances. [[i|Science of the Total Environment]] (under review).
  • 2] E. Liu, E. Zhang, J. Shen, B. Nath, Y. Li and K. Li. Atmospheric lead pollution during the last century in central Yunnan province, southwest China: an analysis based on chemical fractions, isotopic compositions and enrichment factors in lake sediment. [[i|Water, Air and Soil Pollution]] (under review).
  • 3] J. Bundschuh, J.P. Maity, B. Nath, A. Baba, O. Gunduz, T.R. Kulp, J.-S. Jean, S. Kar, Y.-J. Tseng, P. Bhattacharya and C.-Y. Chen. Naturally occurring arsenic in terrestrial geothermal systems of western Anatolia, Turkey: the potential consequences for contamination of local freshwater resources. [[i|Journal of Hazardous Materials,]] http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.01.039.
  • 4] B. Nath, A.M. Lillicrap, L.C. Ellis, D.D. Boland and C.E. Oldham. Hydrological and chemical connectivity dynamics in a groundwater dependent ecosystem impacted by acid sulphate soils. [[i|Water Resources Research,]] 49, 2013, doi:10.1029/2012WR012760.
  • 5] S. Majumder, B. Nath, S. Sarkar, S.M. Islam, J. Bundschuh, D. Chatterjee and M. Hidalgo. Application of natural citric acid sources and their role on removal of arsenic from drinking water: a green chemistry approach. [[i|Journal of Hazardous Materials,]] http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.09.007.
  • 6] Ma. Teresa Alarcón-Herrera, J. Bundschuh, B. Nath, H.B. Nicolli, M. Gutierrez, V.M. Reyes-Gomez, D. Nuñez, I.R. Mart'n-Dominguez and O. Sracek. Co-occurrence of arsenic and fluoride in groundwater of semi-arid regions in Latin America: Genesis, mobility and remediation. [[i|Journal of Hazardous Materials,]] http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.08.005.
  • 7] S. Bhowmick, B. Nath, D. Halder, A. Biswas, S. Majumder, P. Mondal, S. Chakraborty, J. Nriagu, P. Bhattacharya, M. Iglesias, G. Roman-Ross, D. Guha Mazumder, J. Bundschuh and D. Chatterjee. Arsenic mobilization in the aquifers of three physiographic settings of West Bengal, India: understanding geogenic and anthropogenic influences. [[i|Journal of Hazardous Materials,]] http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.07.014.
  • 8] J.P. Maity, B. Nath, S. Kar, C.-Y. Chen, S. Banerjee, J.-S. Jean, M.-Y. Liu, J.A. Centeno, P. Bhattacharya, C.L. Chang and S.C. Santra. Arsenic-induced health crisis in peri-urban Moyna and Ardebok villages, West Bengal, India: An exposure assessment study. [[i|Environmental Geochemistry and Health,]] 34, 563-574, 2012.
  • 9] A. Biswas, B. Nath, P. Bhattacharya, D. Halder, A.K. Kundu, U. Mandal, A. Mukherjee, D. Chatterjee, C.M. Mörth and G. Jacks. Hydrogeochemical contrast between brown and grey sand aquifers in shallow depth of Bengal Basin: Consequences for sustainable drinking water supply. [[i|Science of the Total Environment,]] 431, 402-412, 2012.
  • 10] C.-C. Liu, J.P. Maity, J.-S. Jean, A.H.M. Selim Reza, Z. Li, B. Nath, M.-K. Lee, K.-H. Lin and P. Bhattacharya. Geochemical characteristics of the mud volcano fluids in southwestern Taiwan and their possible linkage to elevated arsenic concentration in Chianan plain groundwater. [[i|Environmental Earth Sciences,]] 66, 1513-1523, 2012.
  • 11] J. Bundschuh, B. Nath, P. Bhattacharya, C.-W. Liu, M.A. Armienta, M.V.M. López, D.L. Lopez, J.-S. Jean, L. Cornejo, L. Fagundes, L. Macedo and A.T. Filho. Arsenic in the human food chain: The Latin American perspective. [[i|Science of the Total Environment,]] 429, 92-106, 2012.
  • 12] S.J. Sahu, B. Nath, S. Roy, B. Mandal and D. Chatterjee. Bioavailability of arsenic in the soil horizon: a laboratory column study. [[i|Environmental Earth Sciences,]] 65, 813-821, 2012.
  • 13] J.M. McArthur, P.K. Sikdar, B. Nath, N. Grassineau, J.D. Marshall and D.M. Banerjee. Sedimentological control on Mn, and other trace elements, in groundwater of the Bengal delta. [[i|Environmental Science and Technology,]] 46, 669-676, 2012.
  • 14] A. Biswas, B. Nath, P. Bhattacharya, D. Halder, A.K. Kundu, U. Mandal, A. Mukherjee, D. Chatterjee and G. Jacks. Testing tubewell platform color as a rapid screening tool for arsenic and manganese in drinking water wells. [[i|Environmental Science and Technology,]] 46, 434-440, 2012.
  • 15] R. Yan, F. Yang, Y. Wu, Z. Hu, B. Nath, L. Yang and Y. Fang. Cadmium and mercury removal from non-point source wastewater by a hybrid bioreactor. [[i|Bioresource Technology,]] 102, 9927-9932, 2011.
  • 16] Y. Wu, L. Xia, Z. Hu, S. Liu, H. Liu, B. Nath, N. Zhang and L. Yang. The application of zero-water discharge system in treating diffuse village wastewater and its benefits in community afforestation. [[i|Environmental Pollution,]] 159, 2968-2973, 2011.
  • 17] J.P. Maity, B. Nath, C.-C. Chen, P. Bhattacharya, O Sracek, J. Bundschuh, S. Kar, R. Thunvik, D. Chatterjee and J.-S. Jean. Arsenic enriched groundwaters of India, Bangladesh and Taiwan- Comparison of hydrochemical characteristics and mobility constraints. [[i|Journal of Environmental Science and Health,]] Part A, 46, 1163-1176, 2011.
  • 18] P. Bhattacharya, M. Hossain, S.N. Rahman, C. Robinson, B. Nath, M. Rahman, M.M. Islam, M. von Brömssen, K.M. Ahmed, G. Jacks, D. Chowdhury, M. Rahman, M. Jakariya, L.A. Persson and M. Vahter. Temporal and seasonal variability of arsenic in drinking water wells in Matlab, Southeastern Bangladesh: A preliminary evaluation on the basis of a 4 year study. [[i|Journal of Environmental Science and Health,]] Part A, 46, 1177-1184, 2011.
  • 19] J.P. Maity, C.-C. Liu, B. Nath, J. Bundschuh, S. Kar, J.-S. Jean, P. Bhattacharya, J.-H. Liu, S.B. Atla and C.-Y. Chen. Biogeochemical characteristics of Kuan-Tzu-Ling, Chung-Lun and Bao-Lai hot springs in southern Taiwan. [[i|Journal of Environmental Science and Health,]] Part A, 46, 1207-1217, 2011.
  • 20] S. Kar, J.P. Maity, J.-S. Jean, C.-C. Liu, B. Nath, Y.-C. Lee, J. Bundschuh, C.-C. Chen and Z. Li. Role of organic matter and humic substances in the binding and mobility of arsenic in a Gangetic aquifer. [[i|Journal of Environmental Science and Health,]] Part A, 46, 1231-1238, 2011.
  • 21] B. Nath, J.P. Maity, J.-S. Jean, G. Birch, S. Kar, H.-J. Yang, M.-K. Lee, R. Hazra and D. Chatterjee. Geochemical characterization of the arsenic-affected alluvial aquifers of the Bengal Delta (West Bengal and Bangladesh) and Chianan Plains (SW Taiwan): implications for human health. [[i|Applied Geochemistry,]] 26, 705-713, 2011.
  • 22] S.J. Sahu, B. Nath, S. Roy, B. Mandal and D. Chatterjee. A laboratory batch study on arsenic sorption and desorption on guava orchard soils of Baruipur, West Bengal, India. [[i|Journal of Geochemical Exploration,]] 108, 157-162, 2011.
  • 23] J.M. McArthur, B. Nath, D.M. Banerjee, R. Purohit and N. Grassineau. Palaeosol control on groundwater flow and pollutant distribution: the example of arsenic. [[i|Environmental Science and Technology,]] 45, 1376-1383, 2011.
  • 24] S. Kar, J.P. Maity, J.-S. Jean, C.-C. Liu, B. Nath, H.-J. Yang and J. Bundschuh. Arsenic-enriched aquifers: Occurrences and mobilization of arsenic in groundwater of Ganges Delta Plain, Barasat, West Bengal, India. [[i|Applied Geochemistry,]] 25, 1805-1814, 2010.
  • 25] D. Chatterjee, D. Halder, S. Majumder, A. Biswas, B. Nath, P. Bhattacharya, S. Bhowmick, A. Mukherjee-Goswami, D. Saha, R. Hazra, P.B. Maity, D. Chatterjee (jr), A. Mukherjee and J. Bundschuh. Assessment of arsenic exposure from groundwater and rice in Bengal Delta region, West Bengal, India. [[i|Water Research,]] 44, 5803-5812, 2010.
  • 26] B. Nath, S. Basu Mallik, D. Stüben, D. Chatterjee and L. Charlet. Electrical resistivity investigation of the arsenic affected alluvial aquifers in West Bengal, India: usefulness in identifying the areas of low and high groundwater arsenic. [[i|Environmental Earth Sciences,]] 60, 873-884, 2010.
  • 27] C.-C. Liu, J.-S. Jean, B. Nath, M.-K. Lee, L.-I. Hor, K.-H. Lin and J.P. Maity. Geochemical characteristics of the fluids and muds from to southern Taiwan mud volcanoes: Implications for water-sediment interaction and groundwater As enrichment. [[i|Applied Geochemistry,]] 24, 1793-1802, 2009.
  • 28] B. Nath, S. Chakraborty, A. Burnol, D. Stüben, D. Chatterjee and L. Charlet. Mobility of arsenic in the sub-surface environment: An integrated hydrogeochemical study and sorption model of the sandy aquifer materials. [[i|Journal of Hydrology,]] 364, 236-248, 2009.
  • 29] B. Nath, D. Stüben, S. Basu Mallik, D. Chatterjee and L. Charlet. Reply to the comment on “Mobility of arsenic in West Bengal aquifers conducting low and high groundwater arsenic. Part I: Comparative hydrochemical and hydrogeological characteristics” by Subhrangsu K. Acharyya. [[i|Applied Geochemistry,]] 24, 186-187, 2009.
  • 30] B. Nath, J.-S. Jean, M.-K. Lee, H.-J. Yang and C.-C. Liu. Geochemistry of high arsenic groundwater in Chia-Nan plain, Southwestern Taiwan: Possible sources and reactive transport of arsenic. [[i|Journal of Contaminant Hydrology,]] 99, 85-96, 2008.
  • 31] B. Nath, Z. Berner, D. Chatterjee, S. Basu Mallik and D. Stüben. Mobility of arsenic in West Bengal aquifers conducting low and high groundwater arsenic. Part II: Comparative geochemical profile and leaching study. [[i|Applied Geochemistry,]] 23, 996-1011, 2008.
  • 32] B. Nath, D. Stüben, S. Basu Mallik, D. Chatterjee and L. Charlet. Mobility of arsenic in West Bengal aquifers conducting low and high groundwater arsenic. Part I: Comparative hydrochemical and hydrogeological characteristics. [[i|Applied Geochemistry,]] 23, 977-995, 2008.
  • 33] B. Nath, S.J. Sahu, J. Jana, A. Mukherjee-Goswami, S. Roy, M.J. Sarkar and D. Chatterjee. Hydrochemistry of arsenic-enriched aquifer from rural West Bengal, India: A study of the arsenic exposure and mitigation option. [[i|Water, Air and Soil Pollution,]] 190, 95-113, 2008.
  • 34] B. Nath, S. Norra, D. Chatterjee and D. Stüben. Fingerprinting of land use-related chemical patterns of street sediments from Kolkata, India. [[i|Environmental Forensics,]] 8, 313-328, 2007.
  • 35] L. Charlet, S. Chakraborty, C.A.J. Appello, G. Roman-Ross, B. Nath, A.A. Ansari, M. Lanson, D. Chatterjee and S. Basu Mallik. Chemodynamics of an arsenic “hotspot” in a West Bengal aquifer: A field and reactive transport modeling study. [[i|Applied Geochemistry,]] 22, 1273-1292, 2007.
  • 36] S. Kar, B. Nath, A.C. Samal and S.C. Santra. Arsenic in urban particulates – A case study in Kolkata Metropolis. [[i|Current Science,]] 90, 158-160, 2006.
  • 37] B. Nath, Z. Berner, S. Basu Mallik, D. Chatterjee, L. Charlet and D. Stueben. Characterization of aquifers conducting groundwaters with low and high arsenic concentrations: a comparative case study from West Bengal, India. [[i|Mineralogical Magazine,]] 69, 841-853, 2005.
  • 38] A.G. Gault, J. Jana, S. Chakraborty, P. Mukherjee, M. Sarkar, B. Nath, D.A. Polya and D. Chatterjee. Preservation strategies for inorganic arsenic species in high iron, low-Eh groundwater from West Bengal, India. [[i|Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry,]] 381, 347-353, 2005.
  • 39] D. Chatterjee, S. Chakraborty, B. Nath, J. Jana, R. Bhattacharya, S. Basu Mallik and L. Charlet. Mobilization of arsenic in sedimentary aquifer vis-à-vis subsurface iron reduction processes. [[i|Journal de Physique IV,]] 107, 293-296, 2003.
  • 40] R. Bhattacharyya, D. Chatterjee, B. Nath, J. Jana, G. Jacks and M. Vahter. High arsenic groundwater: Mobilization, metabolism and mitigation - an overview in the Bengal Delta Plain. [[i|Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry,]] 253, 347-355, 2003.
  • 41] R. Bhattacharyya, J. Jana, B. Nath, S.J. Sahu, D. Chatterjee and G. Jacks. Groundwater As mobilization in the Bengal Delta Plain, the use of ferralite as a possible remedial measure-a case study. [[i|Applied Geochemistry,]] 18, 1435-1451, 2003.

Conference Proceedings

  • 1] J.P. Maity, C.-Y. Chen, B. Nath, J. Bundschuh and P. Bhattacharya. Geothermal arsenic in Taiwan: Geochemistry and microbial diversity (2012) Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - [[i|4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment,]] pp. 483-485.
  • 2] S. Majumder, B. Nath, S. Sarkar, S.M. Islam and D. Chatterjee. Removal of arsenic from drinking water using non-hazardous natural citrate sources (2012) Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - [[i|4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment,]] pp. 312-313.
  • 3] A. Biswas, P. Bhattacharya, D. Halder, G. Jacks, B. Nath, A. Mukherjee, A.K. Kundu, U. Mandal and D. Chatterjee. Potentiality of shallow brown sand aquifers as an alternative safe drinking water source in Bengal Basin (2012) Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - [[i|4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment,]] pp. 67-68.
  • 4] P. Bhattacharya, A. Biswas, D. Halder, G. Jacks, B. Nath, D. Chatterjee and A. Mukherjee. Tubewell platform color: Assessment of a tool for rapid screening of arsenic and manganese in well water (2012) Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - [[i|4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment,]] pp. 515-518.
  • 5] S. Kar, J.-S. Jean, C.-C. Liu, J.P. Maity, B. Nath and J.-F. Lee. Characterization of subsurface sediments and its implication on arsenic mobilization in Gangetic plain (2012) Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - [[i|4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment,]] pp. 93-95.
  • 6] B. Nath, C.E. Oldham, L.C. Ellis, D.D. Boland and A.M. Lillicrap. Seasonal hydrological connectivity and arsenic dynamics across an acid sulfate soil affected coastal wetland (2012) Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - [[i|4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment,]] pp. 25-26.
  • 7] S. Majumder, S. Datta, B. Nath, Z. Berner, S. Sarkar and D. Chatterjee, D. Monsoonal influence on stable isotope signature and arsenic distribution in groundwaters of rural West Bengal: A spatio-temporal study (2012) Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - [[i|4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment,]] pp. 69-70.
  • 8] S. Bhowmick, B. Nath, D. Halder, S. Chakraborty, S. Bhowmick, D. Halder and D. Chatterjee. Groundwater arsenic chemistry and redox process comparison in three physiographic settings of deltaic West Bengal, India (2012) Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - [[i|4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment,]] pp. 54-56.
  • 9] B. Nath, C.E. Oldham, L.C. Ellis, D.D. Boland, A. Lillicrap. Seasonal hydrological variations and dynamics of arsenic release in acid sulfate soil affected coastal wetlands. [[i|50th ASL Congress of the Australian Society for Limnology,]] September 27 – 29, 2011, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 10] B. Nath, J.P. Maity, J.-S. Jean, S. Kar, P. Bhattacharya, R. Hazra and D. Chatterjee. Geochemical characteristics of the arsenic-enriched groundwater from India, Bangladesh and Taiwan. Abstract no. 280-3, [[i|2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting,]] 31 October to 3 November 2010, Denver, USA.
  • 11] P. Bhattacharya, J.P. Maity, B. Nath, C.-Y. Chen and A. Mukherjee. Groundwater arsenic in the lower Ganges Delta plain in West Bengal, India and Bangladesh: A hydrogeochemical comparison. Abstract no. 280-8, [[i|2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting,]] 31 October to 3 November 2010, Denver, USA.
  • 12] J.P. Maity, B. Nath, P. Bhattacharya and C.-Y. Chen. Arsenic contaminated groundwater and associated health effect in Ganges Delta, West Bengal, India. Abstract no. 280-39 [[i|2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting,]] 31 October to 3 November 2010, Denver, USA.
  • 13] B. Nath, J.-S. Jean, J.P. Maity, H.-J. Yang, M.-K. Lee, R. Hazra and D. Chatterjee. Geochemical characteristics of the arsenic-enriched groundwater from India, Bangladesh and Taiwan (2010) Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases, As 2010 - [[i|3rd International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment,]] pp. 123-124.
  • 14] D. Chatterjee, A. Biswas, S. Bhowmick, D. Halder, R. Hazra, S. Majumder, A. Mukherjee-Goswami, D. Saha, B. Nath and P. Bhattacharya. Geochemistry of arsenic in Bengal Delta Plain (West Bengal, India) (2010) Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases, As 2010 - [[i|3rd International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment,]] pp. 125-126.
  • 15] B. Nath, C.E. Oldham, D.D. Boland and L.C. Ellis. Seasonal hydrology and its influence on arsenic transport in a coastal wetland, Southwest of Western Australia (2010) Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases, As 2010 - [[i|3rd International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment,]] pp. 127-128.
  • 16] L. Charlet, A. Burnol, S. Chakraborty, J.M. Greneche, G. Morin, B. Nath and C. Tournassat. The interplay of microbiology and nanoparticle chemistry in arsenic mobilization. [[i|AGU Chapman Conference on Arsenic in Groundwater of Southern Asia.]] Siem Reap, Cambodia, March 24-27, p. 13-14, 2009.
  • 17] B. Nath, S. Chakraborty, L. Charlet, D. Chatterjee, D. Stüben and J.-S. Jean. Mobility of arsenic in the sub-surface environment: An integrated hydrogeochemical study and adsorption characteristics of the sandy aquifer materials. [[i|2008 International Workshop on Arsenic and Humic Substances and Their Health Effects,]] p. 25, Tainan, Taiwan, May 13-14, 2008.
  • 18] M.-K. Lee, J.A. Saunders, M. Shamsudduha, P. Dhaka, A. Uddin, B. Nath and J.-S. Jean. Geochemical study of arsenic precipitation and immobilization under changing redox conditions. [[i|2008 International Workshop on Arsenic and Humic Substances and Their Health Effects,]] p. 4-6, Tainan, Taiwan, May 13-15, 2008.
  • 19] J.-S. Jean, B. Nath, M.-K. Lee and C.-C. Liu. Mud volcanic activity in the southwestern Taiwan and their possible influence on arsenic mobilization. Abstract no. 222-2, 2007 [[i|GSA Annual Meeting,]] 28-31 October 2007, Denver, USA.
  • 20] D. Chatterjee, A. Mukherjee-Goswami, B. Nath, J. Jana, S.J. Sahu, S. Chakraborty, M.J. Sarkar, G. Jacks, P. Bhattacharya and A. Mukherjee. Arsenic in shallow and deep aquifers of Bengal Delta Plain: A field scale study in West Bengal, India. Abstract no. 192-15, 2007 [[i|GSA Annual Meeting,]] 28-31 October 2007, Denver, USA.
  • 21] B. Nath, J.-S. Jean, S.J. Sahu, D. Chatterjee and P. Bhattacharya. Hydrogeochemistry of arsenic-enriched aquifer from rural West Bengal, India: A study of the arsenic exposure and mitigation option. Abstract no. 192-14, 2007 [[i|GSA Denver Annual Meeting,]] 28-31 October 2007, Denver, USA.
  • 22] D. Chatterjee, J. Jana, S.J. Sahu, S. Chakraborty, P. Mukherjee and B. Nath. Hydrochemistry of arsenic in different parts of deltaic environment (2007) Water-Rock Interaction - [[i|Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction,]] WRI-12, 2, pp. 1025-1028.
  • 23] J.-S. Jean, B. Nath, L-.O. Weng, C-.C. Liu and Y-.W. Yang. Mobilization of arsenic in groundwater of the Blackfoot disease area in Chia-Nan plain, Southwestern Taiwan. Paper presented in the Symposium on Arsenic – [[i|The Geography of a Global problem,]] 29 August, 2007, London, UK.
  • 24] B. Nath, D. Chatterjee, J.-S. Jean, P. Bhattacharya and K.M. Ahmed. Geochemistry and speciation of solid and aqueous phase arsenic in the Bengal Delta Plain aquifers. Paper presented in the Symposium on Arsenic – [[i|The Geography of a Global problem,]] 29 August, 2007, London, UK.
  • 25] B. Nath, J.-S. Jean, D. Stüben, D. Chatterjee, S. Basu Mallik. Hydrogeochemical characteristics of the aquifers with variable arsenic concentrations (2007) Water-Rock Interaction - [[i|Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction,]] WRI-12, 2, pp. 1097-1100.
  • 26] B. Nath, D. Stüben, D. Chatterjee and S. Basu Mallik. A comparative hydrogeological, mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of the aquifer sediments with low and high groundwater arsenic in Chakdaha, Nadia District, West Bengal. In: [[i|Environmental Pollution and Human Health 2006 Arsenic, Humic Acid and Blackfoot Disease International Conference.]] Taiwan, October 20-21, pp. 3-9, 2006.
  • 27] D. Chatterjee, S. Chakraborty, J. Jana, P. Mukherjee, M. Sarkar and B. Nath. Geochemistry of As in a deltaic environment. In: R.B. Wanty and R.R. Seal (Eds.), [[i|Proc. of WRI-11,]] 27 June-2 July, New York, USA, 1469-1472, 2004.
  • 28] D. Chatterjee, S. Chakraborty, B. Nath, J. Jana, P. Mukherjee and M. Sarkar. Geochemistry of arsenic in deltaic sediment. [[i|Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta,]] 68, A514, 2004.
  • 29] S.J. Sahu, S. Roy, J. Jana, B. Nath, R. Bhattacharya, D. Chatterjee and S.S. De Dalal. Water Chemistry and sediment water interaction responsible for mobilization of arsenic in groundwater in Bengal Delta Plain. [[i|Proc. of WRI-10,]] A. A. Balkema Publishers, 2, 1139-1142, 2001.
  • 30] J. Jana, S.J. Sahu, S. Roy, R. Bhattacharya, B. Nath, S.S. De Dalal, D. Chatterjee, P. Bhattacharya and G. Jacks. Redox-induced arsenic mobilization in an anoxic groundwater environment- A field study in West Bengal, India. In: P. Bhattacharya, and A.H. Welch (Eds.) Arsenic in Groundwater of Sedimentary Aquifers. Pre-Congress Workshop, [[i|31st International Geological Congress,]] Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3-5 August, 59-61, 2000.

Technical Reports

  • 1] C.E. Oldham, B. Nath. Exploring future water quality in the South East Prongs Pit Lake. Final Report submitted Rio Tinto Iron Ore, October 2010.
  • 2] B. Nath, C.E. Oldham. Water quality prediction in a mine void containing sulfidic and non-sulfidic material. Mid-term Progress Report submitted Rio Tinto Iron Ore, June 2009.
  • 3] J.-S. Jean, B. Nath, C.-J. Chen. Molecular understanding of the mobility of arsenic in the sediments: An EXAFS and XANES study. NSRRC Activity Report 2008/2009. ISSN 1814-7879, pp. II-234.
  • 4] J.-S. Jean, B. Nath, C.-J. Chen. Molecular understanding of the mobility of arsenic in the sediments: An EXAFS and XANES study. NSRRC Activity Report 2007/2008. ISSN 1814-7879, pp. II-240.

Honours student supervision

Ongoing (PhD student)

  • 1]Ashis Biswas (2010-2014) Geochemical characterization and delineation of low arsenic aquifers in West Bengal, India. Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2] Subhamoy Bhowmick (2010 – 2013) Arsenic and its speciation analysis in biological and environmental samples using ICP techniques. University of Girona, Girona, Spain.
  • 3] Santanu Majumder (2010 – 2013) Pollution assessment of arsenic in groundwater: geochemistry and analytical aspects. University of Girona, Girona, Spain.

Completed

  • 1] Laura Ellis (2009) Seasonal hydrology and its influence on acidity and trace element mobilisation in a coastal wetland. School of Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Western Australia, WA. Honours in Environmental Engineering.
  • 2] Aaron Brunt (2009) The impact of wind sheltering on mine lake stratification dynamics and evaporation. School of Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Western Australia, WA. Honours in Environmental Engineering.

Research Support

  • 1] International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP), US$575,000 “International Drilling to Recover Aquifer Sands (IDRAs) and arsenic contaminated groundwater in Asia” awarded to van Geen, Spivack, Holm, Nath and 14 other PI’s.
  • 2] Australia India Strategic Research Fund (ST060012), A$25,850 “Safe and sustainable use of arsenic contaminated aquifers in the upper Gangetic plain: establishing a multi-disciplinary Australian-Indian collaboration” awarded to Johnston, Burton and Nath, 2012-2013.
  • 3] Travel grant, A$1,400 from Columbia University, USA towards attending ICDP workshop at Hanoi, Vietnam, April 25-28, 2011.
  • 4] Travel grant, A$2,500 from KTH, Stockholm, Sweden towards attending GSA conference 2011, Denver, USA, October 31-November 3 2010.
  • 5] USyd postdoctoral fellowship grant, ~A$300,000 “Trace metal behaviour in the wetland soils and sediments- physical versus biochemical processes” awarded to Nath, 2010-2013.
  • 6] Supplementary travel grant, A$750 from the University of Western Australia, 2010.
  • 7] Travel grant, A$1,250 from the As2010 conference organizer, Tainan, Taiwan, May 17-21, 2010.
  • 8] Rio Tinto Iron Ore, A$330,000 “Prediction of water quality in acidic and non-acidic future pit lakes” awarded to Oldham and Nath, 2008-2009.
  • 9] NSRRC, Hsinchu, Taiwan 15 days beamtime “Mobility of arsenic in the aquifer containing acid sulphate soils: An EXAFS and XANES study” awarded to Nath, project ID: 2009-3-054-1, 2009.
  • 10] NSRRC, Hsinchu, Taiwan 20 days beamtime “Functional groups of humic substances in relation to the chelated metals in the alluvial aquifers” awarded to Jean, Maity, Nath and Reza, project ID: 2008-1-122-1, 2008.
  • 11] National Science Council, Taiwan, NT$22M (US$800,000) “Geomicrobiology and chemical characteristics of arsenic-enriched alluvial aquifers and their health effects” awarded to Jean and others including Nath, 2007-2010.
  • 12] NSRRC, Hsinchu, Taiwan 4 days beamtime “Effect of humic substances on arsenic release from sediments into groundwater of Bangladesh and Taiwan” awarded to Jean, Reza, Maity and Nath, project ID: 2007-2-061-2, 2007.
  • 13] NSRRC, Hsinchu, Taiwan 4 days beamtime “Molecular understanding of the mobility of arsenic in the sediments: An EXAFS and XANES study” awarded to Jean and Nath, project ID: 2007-2-059-1, 2007.

Teaching experience

  • 1] 2012 – on going, Coastal Environments and Processes (GEOS3009), Undergraduate program, University of Sydney.
  • 2] 2011 – on going, Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (ENVI5708), Masters of Applied Science, University of Sydney.
  • 3] 2012, GIS in Coastal Management (GEOS3014), Undergraduate program, University of Sydney.
  • 4] 2008 – 2009, Contaminant Fate and Transport (ENVE3606), Undergraduate program, University of Western Australia.

Prizes and awards

  • 1] IAGC Hitchen Award 2010 for being co-author of the most significant paper published in Applied Geochemistry.
  • 2] DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) fellowship under sandwich Ph.D scheme (October 2003 to September 2005).