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

Gordon Research Conference - 2019 Environmental Nanotechnology

Jun 4, 2019

Onur Apul presented his group's work on nano-enabled microwave pretreatment of waste activated sludge prior to anaerobic digestion at GRC 2019 - Environmental Nanotechnology Conference. The work was lead by 1st year Ph.D. student Mr. Yigit Bozkurt and funded by Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

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MS Thesis Defense - Arsalan Khaild

May 9, 2019

Arsalan Khalid successfully defended his MS thesis entitled: "Removal of Organic Pollutants of Incipient Concern from Water by Graphitic Adsorbents". Congratulations Arsalan!

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New Publication

May 4, 2019

This recently accepted article titled "Adsorption kinetics and aggregation for three classes of carbonaceous adsorbents in the presence of natural organic matter" is going to be published in Chemosphere. The article was lead by Dr. Ersan and Dr. Apul serves as a co-author. The article compares adsorption kinetics of three generations of carbon-based nanoadsorbents.

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ASCE Student Chapter Donald G. Leitch Award

May 4, 2019

American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter at UMass Lowell honored Dr. Apul with Donald G. Leitch Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication. 

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Arsalan Khalid receives Dean's Gold Medal for Graduate Students

May 4, 2019

Arsalan Khalid was honored with 2019 Dean’s Medal for the Francis College of Engineering. This recognition is well-deserved by his hard work and dedication to excellence. Congratulations Arsalan!

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell

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