Apul Research Group

Drinking Water Treatment Innovations Lab

Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Inadequate access to clean water is one of the most concerning global problems with an expected increase in severity in coming decades. Therefore, ingenious solutions that shift the paradigm of water treatment are needed to address the clean water scarcity that are insurmountable for traditional approaches. Initiating a paradigm shift in water treatment is not an easy task but it motivates our lab.

Nanomaterials have exceptional properties and they provide tremendous opportunities for water scientists and engineers. Considering the changing needs of society; our lab ambitiously focuses on technology development for physicochemical water treatment systems using nanotechnology.

News & Updates

New publication!

Our new collaborative article "Microplastic Particle versus Fiber Generation During Photo-Transformation in Simulated Seawater" with Dr. Saleh of UT Austin is accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment. This article helps revealing the microplastic fiber generation mechanism of plastic waste in the marine environment.

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New Publication - Chemosphere

Our group published a collaborative article with Ladner and Karanfil groups of Clemson University. The article is titled "Adsorption Kinetics of Synthetic Organic Contaminants onto Superfine Powdered Activated Carbons". The article is an experimental study investigating the impact of activated carbon super-pulverization on adsorption rates using three aromatic probe molecules. In dire straits, such good news are more meaningful for us. Congratulations to all fellow researchers and good luck to all people who are fighting the novel coronavirus.

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell

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