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

Seminar At Stony Brook University

Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Apul gave a talk titled: "Carbon-based nano adsorbents for innovating physicochemical water treatment" at Stony Brook University Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Seminar Series. Thank you Dr. Venkatesan for the kind invite and the NY state for the mid-February gorgeous weather.

Environmental Science And Technology Opinion Article

Jan 31, 2019

Apul Group co-authors a scientific opinion article with Prof. Saleh from UT Austin and Prof. Karanfil from Clemson University. Article will appear as a viewpoint in Environmental Science and Technology. The article is titled: "The genesis of a critical environmental concern: Cannabinoids in our water systems".

Article Selected As Front Cover Of Es: Wrt

Jan 31, 2019

Apul Lab's recently published frontier review article got selected as the front cover of this month's issue. The article was co-authored by Arsalan Khalid exploring"Removal of poly- and per-fluoroalkyl substances from aqueous systems by nano-enabled water treatment strategies" 

Move-In Day For Apul Lab!

Jan 11, 2019

Our lab had boxes everywhere today because this week we moved into our new space. The newly renovated space is located at the second floor of Perry Hall (Lowell, MA) with ~600 sq. ft. area, 10 adjustable bench/workstation, sink, blast gates, explosion proof cabinets, access to four fume hoods, plenty of cabinet, drawer and shelf storage and a nice view devoted to overcome barriers in front of nanotechnology-enabled drinking water treatment processes. 

New Research Project Announcement

Dec 24, 2018

Apul Lab was awarded UMass Acorn Technology Transfer Funds to support the project titles: "Readily Deployable Cartridge for Lead Removal from Water Distribution Pipelines". Our research team is going to investigate composite electrospun fibers enabled with nano-scale carbon-based adsorbents.

Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell