Dr. Onur Apul

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

2018 Faculty Symposium - Faculty Recognition

Nov 7, 2018

Onur Apul gave a flash talk in 2018 Faculty Symposium titled: "nano-innovations in drinking water treatment". Apul Lab was recognized in two categories: "Most Published Faculty Member in Francis College of Engineering" and "Commercialization and New Ventures". Congratulations to the members of the lab for their contributions to this  achievement.

2018 - New England Graduate Student Water Symposium

Sep 9, 2018

Ritchie LaFaille -Civil and Environmental Engineering undergraduate student and researcher- represented Apul group in New England Graduate Student Water Symposium. His poster presentation was about activated sludge pretreatment using nanomaterial augmented microwave irradiation. His long term vision is using this technology in wastewater treatment plants to maximize biogas production. His work is supported by Lowell Wastewater Utility and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. Congratulations Ritchie!

American Chemical Society 2018 Boston National Meeting & Exposition

Aug 27, 2018

Arsalan Khalid successfully presented his work at American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting in Boston in the Advances in Carbon Nanomaterial Design & Applications for Environmental Sustainability Session. His work is revealing adsorption mechanism of THC by three types of carbon-based adsorbents. Congratulations to Arsalan. Apul group also co-authored two presentations in the meeting: Implications of Nano-Bubbles in Water Treatment presented by Dr. Ariel Atkinson and Removal of Bromide by Silver-Impregnated Graphene-Oxide presented by Ana Barios from Arizona State University.

2018 Future Engineers For Sustainability Summer Camp

Jul 21, 2018

Apul Lab hosted four-talented high-school students participating the 2018 Future Engineers for Sustainability Summer Camp. The guest researchers successfully conducted experimental work on re-usable water filters and presented their findings at the end of the camp. This event was organized by UML Francis College of Engineering.

Welcome New Members!

Jul 11, 2018

Apul group welcomes three new undergraduate researchers (Mr. Jana Latayan, Mr. Ritchie LaFaille, Mr. Joseph Egitto) and one graduate researcher (Mr. Yigit C. Bozkurt). Good luck and best wishes for all of them.

Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell