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 journal article

Ph.D. student Dilara and Dr. Apul published a STOTEN article in collaboration with Dr. Perreault. The article is titled: "Modified linear solvation energy relationships for adsorption of perfluorocarboxylic acids by microplastics". Kudos to Dilara.

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New EREF Project!

Apul Group was awarded $150k to study the PFAS leaching mechanism from exhausted granular activated carbons. The study will be a collaboration between Dr. Venkatesan of Stony Brook and Dr. Saleh of UT Austin. 

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New NSF Project - PFAS-ERASE

Apul group in collaboration with Hanigan Group at University of Nevada Reno is awarded $500,000 to study thermal regeneration of PFAS-laden granular activated carbons. Kudos to the team!

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