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Kinga Revesz



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Kinga’s research is concerned broadly with the use of stable isotopes, primarily hydrogen, carbon and oxygen, to examine the dynamics of hydrological systems and associated geochemical problems. She performs studies in the identification and quantification of ground-water recharge, discharge, surface-water/ground-water interaction, redox processes in contaminated aquifers, as well as source identification of stray methane gas in drinking water wells. Kinga develops new sample- preparation techniques in the laboratory including inlet systems for continuous- flow isotope- ratio analytical techniques , such as EA, TC/EA, GPI, Gasbench, GCC, TC/GCC, and TIC/TOC and publishes Sandard Operating Procedures in the U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods.


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Révész, K. M., Sherwood Lollar, Kirshtein, J.D., Tiedeman, C. R.., Imbrigiotta, T. E., Goode, D. J., Shapiro, A. M., Voytek, M. A., Lacombe, P. J. and Busenberg, E., 2014: Integration of stable carbon isotope, microbial community, dissolved hydrogen gas, and 2H2O tracer data to assess bioaugmentation for chlorinated ethene degradation in fractured rock: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 156 (2014) 62-77.

Révész, K.M., and Doctor, D.H., 2014, Automated determination of the stable carbon isotopic composition (δ13C) of total dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and total nonpurgeable dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in aqueous samples: RSIL lab codes 1851 and 1852: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 10, chap. C20, 38 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/tm10C20.




 

PATENT:

Lut Lutter, Kinga and Gomory, Pal., 1972, Process for improved adhesion of phosphor coating in fluorescent tubes: Hungarien Patent No. E 2109.

 

 

PUBLICATION:

Révész, K. M, Buck, B., and Coplen, T. B., 2012, Determination of the δ2H and δ18O of soil water and water in plant matter: RSIL lab code1700, chap. 19 of Stable isotope-ratio methods, sec. C of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, T.B. eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 10, 20 p., available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/10c19/.

Révész, K. M., Sherwood Lollar,  Kirshtein, J.D., Tiedeman, C. R..,  Imbrigiotta, T.  E., Goode,  D. J., Shapiro, A.  M., Voytek, M. A., Lacombe, P. J.  and Busenberg, E., 2014: Integration of stable carbon isotope, microbial community, dissolved hydrogen gas, and 2H2O tracer data to assess bioaugmentation for chlorinated ethene degradation in fractured rock: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 156 (2014) 62-77.

Harte, P. T., Ayotte, J. D., Hoffman, A.,  Révész, K. M.,  Belaval, M. Lamb, S., Böhlke, J. K. 2012, Heterogeneous  redox conditions, arsenic mobility, and groundwater flow in a fractured-rock aquifer near  a waste repository site in New Hampshire, USA: Hydrogeology Journal, Online First™, 28 April 2012, DOI 10.1007/s10040-012-0844-4. http://www.springerlink.com/content/1213071k00701736/export-citation

Mundle, S. O. C.,  Johnson, T., Lacrampe-Couloume, G.,  Pérez-de-Mora, A.,Duhamel, M.,  Edwards, E. A.,  McMaster, M. L., Cox, E.,  Révész, K. M.,and Sherwood Lollar, B., 2012, Monitoring Biodegradation of Ethene and Bioremediation of Chlorinated Ethenes at a Contaminated Site Using Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA): Environmental Science and Technology, 46 (3), pp 1731–1738.

Singleton, G. L. and Révész, K. M., 2012, Determination of the δ(13C/12C) of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon in Water: RSIL Lab Code 1710, Chapter 18 of Book 10, Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory Section C, Stable Isotope-Ratio Methods, Edited by Kinga Révész and Tyler B. Coplen. 

Révész, K. M., Buck, B. and Coplen, T. B., 2012, Determination of the δ(2H/1H) and δ(18O/16O) of Soil Water and Plant Matter: RSIL Lab Code 1700, chap. 19 of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, Tyler B., eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods, book 10, sec. C, chap. 19, p. 31. 

Hannon, J. E. and Böhlke, J. K. 2006, Determination of the δ(15N/14N) of Ammonium (NH4+) in Water: RSIL Lab Code 2898, chap. 15, of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, Tyler B., eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods, book 10, sec. C, chap. 15, p. 31.

Révész, K. M. and Coplen, T. B., 2006, Oxygen isotope ratio analysis of water by gaseous carbon dioxide-water equilibration Standard Operation Procedure (SOP), Lab. code: 489, chap. C2, of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, Tyler B., eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods, book 10, sec. C, chap. 2, p. 29.

Evans, W. C., Mariner, R. H., Bergfeld, D., Révész, K. M. and   McGeehin, J. P.,  2010, Carbon isotope compositions at Cascade Arc volcanoes:  13th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction; IP-019303.xml.

Révész, K. M., Breen, K. J., Baldassare, A. J. and  Burruss ,R. C., 2010, Carbon and hydrogen isotopic evidence for the origin of combustible gases in water-supply wells in north-central Pennsylvania: Applied Geochemistry, v. 25, p. 1845–1859. (4 citations).  Erratum: Applied Geochemistry, 2012, 27, p. 361.

Révész, K. M., and Casciotti, K., 2007, Determination of the δ(15N/14N) and δ(18O/16O) of Nitrate in Water: RSIL Lab Code 2900, chap. C17 of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, Tyler B., eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods, book 10, sec. C, chap. 17, 24 p.  http://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/2006/tm10c17/

Breen, K. J., Révész, K. M., Baldassare, F. J. , and McAuley, S. D., 2007,Natural Gases in Ground Water near Tioga Junction, Tioga County, Northcentral Pennsylvania—Occurrence and Use of Isotopes to Determine Origins, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report Series 2007–5085, 65 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5085.

Révész, K. M., and Casciotti, K., 2007, Determination of the δ(15N/14N) of Nitrate in Solids: RSIL Lab Code 2894, chap. C12 of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, Tyler B., eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods, book 10, sec. C, chap. 12, 24 p.  http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/tm10C12/

Révész, K. M., and Casciotti, K., 2007, Determination of the δ(15N/14N) and δ(18O/16O) of Nitrate in Solids: RSIL Lab Code 2897, chap. C14 of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, Tyler B., eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods, book 10, sec. C, chap. 14, 24 p.  http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/tm10C14/

Révész, K. M., and Casciotti, K., 2007, Determination of the δ(15N/14N) of Nitrate in Water: RSIL Lab Code 2899, chap. C16 of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, Tyler B., eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods, book 10, sec. C, chap. 16, 24 p.  http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/tm10C16/

Révész, K. M., and Casciotti, K., 2007, Determination of the δ(15N/14N) and δ(18O/16O) of Nitrate in Water: RSIL Lab Code 2900, chap. C17 of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, Tyler B., eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods, book 10, sec. C, chap. 17, 24 p.  http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/tm10C17/

Révész, K M. Qi, H., 2006, Determination of the δ(34S/ M.S) of Total Sulfur in Solids: RSIL Lab Code 1800, chap. C4 of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, Tyler B., eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods, book 10, sec. C, chap. 4, 31 p.  http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/tm10C4/

Révész, K. M., and Qi, H., 2006, Determination of the δ(15N/14N) and δ(13C/12C) of Total N and C in Solids: RSIL Lab Code 1832, chap. C5 of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, Tyler B., eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods, book 10, sec. C, chap. 5, 31 p.  http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/tm10C5/

Révész, K. M., and Qi, H., 2006, Determination of the δ(34S/32S) of Sulfate in Water: RSIL Lab Code 1951, chap. C10 of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, Tyler B., eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods, book 10, sec. C, chap. 10, 33 p.  http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/tm10C10/

Révész, K. M., Qi, H., 2006, Determination of the δ(15N/14N) of Total Nitrogen in Solids: RSIL Lab Code 2893 chap. C11 of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, Tyler B., eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods, book 10, sec. C, chap. 11, 31 p.  http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/tm10C11/

Révész, K. M., and Qi, H., 2006, Determination of the δ(34S/32S) of Low-concentration Sulfate in Water: RSIL Lab Code 1949, chap. C8 of Révész, Kinga, and Coplen, Tyler B., eds., Methods of the Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods, book 10, sec. C, chap. 8, 35p. http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/tm10C8/

Evans, W. C., Bergfeld, D., van Soest, M. C., Huebner, M. A., Fitzpatrick J, and Révész,, K. M., 2006, Geochemistry of low-temperature springs northwest of Yellowstone caldera: seeking the link between seismicity, deformation, and fluid flow: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 154, 169-180. (I analyzed the samples for δ13C).

 

Smith, R. L., Böhlke, J. K., Garabedian, S. P.,  Révész, K. M., and Yoshinari, T. 2004, Assessing Denitrification in Ground Water Using 15N and Natural Gradient Tracer Tests: In Situ Measurement of a Multistep Reactions:  Water Resources Research vol. 40, 17 p., W07101, doi: 10.1029.  (20 citations).

Sanford, D.E., Deak, J., and Révész, K.M., 2002, Parameter estimation using carbon-14 ages: Lessons from the Danube-Tisza interfluvial region of Hungary: in Korvar, K. and Hrkal, Z., eds. ModelCARE 2002, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modeling, Prague, Czech REpublic, 17-20 June 2002,:Acta Universitatis Carolinae - Geologica 2002, v. 46, no. 2/3, p. 373-376. 

Révész, K. M., and Landwehr, J. M., 2002, δ13C and δ18O isotopic composition of CaCO3 measured by continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometry: Statistical evaluation and verification by application to Devils Hole core DH-11 calcite: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, v. 16, p. 2,102-2,114.

Révész, K. M., and Böhlke, J. K., 2002, Comparison of δ18O measurements in nitrate by different combustion techniques: Analytical Chemistry, v. 74, p. 5,410-5,413.

Coplen, T. B., Böhlke, J. K., De Bièvre, P., Ding, T., Holden, N. E., Hopple, J.  A., Krouse, H. R., Lamberty, A., Peiser, H. S., Révész, K. M., Rieder, S. E., Rosman, K. J. R., Roth, E., Taylor, P. D. P., Vocke, Jr., R. D., and Xiao, Y. K., 2002,  Isotopic abundance variations of selected elements: Pure & Applied Chemistry, Vol. 74, No. 10, pp. 1987-2017.

Révész, K. M., Landwehr, J. M., and Keybl, J., 2001, Measurement of delta C-13 and delta O-18 Isotopic Ratios of CaCO3 using a Thermoquest Finnigan GasBench II Delta Plus XL Continuous Flow Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer with Application to Devils Hole Core DH-11 Calcite: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-257, 17 pgs.http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/ofr01-257/

Sanford, W. E., Révész, K. M., and Deak, J., 2001, Inverse modeling using 14C ages: Application to groundwater in the Danube-Tisza interfluvial region of Hungary: in Seiler, K. P. and Wohnlich, S., eds., New Approaches Characterizing Groundwater Flow, Proceedings of the XXXI International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress, Munich, Germany, September 2001, A. A. Balkema, p. 401-404. 

Coplen, T.B., Hopple, J. A., Böhlke, J. K., Peiser, H. S., Rieder, S. E., Krouse, H. R., Rosman, K. J. R., Ding, T., Vocke, Jr., R. D., Révész, K.M., Lamberty, A., Taylor, P., and De Bièvre, P., 2001, Compilation of minimum and maximum isotope ratios of selected elements in naturally occurring terrestrial materials and reagents: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4222.

Plummer, L. N., Busenberg, E., Böhlke, J. K., Carmody, R. W., Casile, G. C., Coplen, T. B., Doughten, M. W., Hannon, J. E., Kirkland, W., Michel, R. L., Nelms, D .L., Norton, B. C., Plummer, K. E., Qi, H., Révész, K. M., Schlosser, P., Spitzer, S., Wayland, J. E. and Widman, P. K., 2000, Chemical and isotopic composition of water from springs, wells, and streams in parts of Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, and vicinity, 1995-1999: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-373, 70 p. (I analyzed some of the data by EA CF-IRMS which was, at that time, a new technique).

Smith, R. L., Böhlke, J. K., Révész, K. M., Yoshinari, T., Hatzinger, P.B., Penarrieta, C.T., and Repert, D.A., 1999, In situ assessment of the transport and microbial consumption of oxygen in ground water: Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of Technical Meeting, Charleston South Carolina, March 8-12, Volume 2-- Contamination of Hydrologic Systems and Related Ecosystems: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation Report 99-4018B. 

Révész, K. M., Böhlke, J. K., Smith, R. L., and Yoshinari, T., 1999, Stable Isotope Composition of Dissolved O2 Undergoing Respiration in a Ground-Water Contamination Gradient:  Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds. U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, Volume 2-- Contamination of Hydrologic Systems and Related Ecosystems: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation Report 99-4018B.

Révész, K. M., Böhlke, J. K. and Yoshinari, T., 1997, The Determination of δ18O and δ15N in nitrate: Analytical Chemistry, v. 69, Number 21, p. 4275-4380.

Böhlke, J. K., Erickson, G.E., Révész, K. M., 1997, Stable Isotope evidence for atmospheric origin of desert nitrate deposits in northern Chile and southern California, U.S.A.: Chemical Geology 136, 135-152. (45 citations, 15 in the last 3 years). 

Stute, M., Deak, J. Révész, K. M., Böhlke, J. K., Deseo, E., Weppering, R. and Schlosser, P., 1997, Tritium/3He Dating of River Infiltration: An Example from the Danube in the Szigetkoz Area, Hungary: Ground Water, Vol.35, No. 5, September-October, 905-911. 

Böhlke, J. K., Révész, K. M., Buesenberg, E., Deak, J., Deseo, E., Stute, M., 1997, A ground water Record of Halocarbon Transport by the Danube River: Env. Sci. Technology, 31, 3293-3299.

Katz, B. G., Plummer, L. N., Busenberg, E., Révész, K. M., Jones, B. F., Lee, T. M., 1995, Chemical evolution of groundwater near a sinkhole lake, northern Florida: Water Resources Research, vol. 31, No.6., pp. 1549-1564. 

Deak, J., Deseo, E., Böhlke, J.K. Révész, K. M., 1996, Isotope Hydrology Studies in the Szigetkoz Region, Northwest Hungary: Proceedings of a Symposium on Isotopes in Water Resources Management Organized in Co-operation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization held in Vienna, 20-24 March 1995.  Isotopes in Water Resources Management Volume 1, International Atomic Energy Agency Vienna. Austria, 1996, pp. 419-432.

Révész, K. M., Coplen, T. B., Baedecker, M. J., Glynn, P. D. and Hult, M., 1995, Methane Production and Consumption Monitored by Stable Hydrogen and Carbon Isotope Ratios at a Toxic Waste Site, Bemidji, Minnesota: Applied Geochemistry, Vol. 10,  pp.505-516

Révész, K. M., Coplen, T. B., Baedecker, M. J. and Hult, M., 1993, Use of Carbon and Hydrogen Stable Isotopes to Investigate the Production and Fate of Methane at a Toxic Waste Site, Bemidji, Minnesota: Aronson, D.A., eds. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 20-24, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation Report 94-4015, v. 2, p.653-662.

Winograd, I.J., Coplen, T.B. Landwher, J.M., Riggs, A.C., Ludwig, K.R., Szabo, B.J., Kolesar, P.T. and Révész, K. M., 1992, Continuous 500,00 Year Climate Record from Vein Calcite in Devils Hole, Nevada: Science, v. 258, p. 255-284. 

Révész, K. M. and Coplen, T. B., 1991, Caution on the use of Viton O-rings in carbon dioxide sample containers for δ18O analysis: Isotope Geosciences, v. 86, p. 259-261. (7 Citations).

Révész, K. M. and Woods, P. H., 1990, A Method to Extract Soil Water for Stable Isotope Analysis: Journal of Hydrology, v. 115, p. 397-406. 

Révész, K. M. and Coplen, T. B., 1990, Gas Chromatographic Separation of Carbon Dioxide and Nitrous Oxide for Stable Isotopic Analysis of Carbon Dioxide: Analytical Chemistry, v. 62, p. 972-973.

Kelley, R. D., Madey, T. E., Révész, K. M. and Yates, Jr., J. T., 1978, Kinetics of carbon monoxide hydrogenation of a polycrystalline nickel ribbon catalyst: Applied Surface Science, 1, p. 266-277. 

Fraknoy-Koros, V. and Lutter, K. M., 1975, The role of adherence in preparation of phosphor coating of fluorescent lamps: Proceedings of the International Conference of Colloid and Surface Science, Vol. Ed., E. Wolfram, Akademia Kiado, Budapest, p. 695.

Lutter, K. M., and Gomory, P., 1972, Process for improved adhesion of phosphor coating in fluorescent tubes: Hungarian Patent No. E 2109.

Lutter, K. M., 1967, On the structure of oxide cathode: HIKI Kozlemenyek (Trans. Journal of the Telecommunication Research Institute), No. 2.

 

 




                           

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Identification of stray-gas origin in water supply wells:

Carbon and hydrogen stable isotopic composition of natural gas can distinguish not only between microbial versus thermogenic origin, but between gases originating by different thermogenic sources. In Tioga County, PA gases from water wells were identified either microbial or thermogenic gases.  The thermogenic gases were from the near storage – filed.

Identifying and monitoring biodegradation of chlorinated ethane in a fractured-rock aquifer in Trenton, NJ:
With the use of stable carbon isotopes and concentration measurements of TCE contaminant and its degradation product, it could be established if the degradation occurring at the site is TCE microbial dehalogenation. By estimating the value of the isotope fractionation factor (alpha) obtained from the borehole interval with the lowest transmissivity, the original TCE concentration that degraded microbiologically can be calculated in the various monitored intervals. The data from the same low-transmissivity well also could be used to determine the site-specific, first-order reaction kinetic constant.
When bioaugmentation was conducted to accelerate the dechlorination of TCE, deuterated water was used as a tracer, which allowed us to track the movement of the bioaugmentation solution at distances up to 41 meters from the injection well. The delta 2H of water was a more sensitive indicator of bioremediation than the delta 13C of TCE, cis-dichloroehene(cDCE), vinyl chloride (VC), and the abundance of the microbial communities. The effects of bioaugmentation were detectable up to 15 m from the injection well, and the effect of it might have occurred to a lesser extent up to 26 m along the monitored pathway. Data also showed that the sum of the molar chlorinated hydrocarbon concentrations was higher than the sum of the background molar concentration in those wells where the bioaugmentation was intensive. The molar concentration ratios of TCE/(cDCE+VC) and the carbon isotope mass- balance calculation of these compounds indicated that the additional concentration may be from a less degraded TCE that could be dissolved or desorbed from the rock matrix due to the sudden concentration- gradient change caused by the bioaugmentation.

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