Apul Research Group

Drinking Water Treatment Innovations Lab

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 npj Clean Water Publication

Sudheera Yaparatne and Dr. Apul co-authors an article accepted in nature partner journal Clean Water with NASA and ASU researchers. The article is lead by Dr. Tuna Yildirim and it is reporting the "unexpected" stability of nanobubbles from a physicists perspective. Kudos to all

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New Publication (1) -

Eliza Costigan has an article accepted in Journal of Hazardous Materials Advances with two of our group members i.e., Ashton Collins and Dilara Hatinoglu. The article is titled: "Adsorption of Organic Pollutants by Microplastics: Overview of A Dissonant Literature". Other collaborators include Jean MacRae of UMaine, Francois Perreault and Kartik Bhagat of Arizona State. 

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Susan J. Hunter Presidential Research Impact Award

Our undergraduate researcher Zach Doherty received the prestigious Susan J. Hunter Presidential Research Impact Award for his nanobubble-enabled organic pollutant removal work from drinking water sources. Zach will receive a cash award and his name will be placed on a plaque in the President's Office. Congratulations Zach!

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