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

Third Place in Poster Presentation!

Sep 27, 2019

Second year MS student Ritchie LaFaille was announced "3rd Place in Poster Presentation Competition" in the New England Graduate Student Water Symposium at UMass Amherst. The title of his work was "Repeatable Use of Susceptors in Microwave Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soils". Congratulations Ritchie!

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2019 North East Graduate Student Water Symposium

Sep 9, 2019

Ritchie LaFaille represented Apul Research Group at UMass Amherst North East Graduate Student Water Symposium this year. He presented his poster titled "Repeatable Use of Susceptors in Microwave Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soils" and engaged in lengthy discussions with participants. Congratulations Ritchie!

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New Group Member - Welcome Aboard Busra

Sep 9, 2019

Apul Research Group welcomes its newest member Ms. Busra Sonmez from Middle East Technical University of Ankara Turkey. She will be working on harvesting unique abilities of tailored-graphene based adsorbents for water treatment. Good luck and welcome aboard Busra!

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Apul Research Group is on Instagram now!

Sep 5, 2019

Apul Research Team made its first appearance on the flashy World of Instagram on 9/4/2019, on the first day of 2019 Fall Semester. I hope this account will bring all of our students good luck and help disseminate our findings to a broader audience. Please follow us and like our posts. 

https://www.instagram.com/apulresearchteam/

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Is it legal to drink it?

Aug 30, 2019

The day-to-day debate for recreational consumption of cannabis is heated unlike the discussion about consumption of cannabinoid metabolites in drinking water.  Stetson Rowles of University of Texas at Austin from Navid Saleh Research Group presented our perspective on transformation of cannabinoids during chlorination in municipal water treatment systems. The presentation was hosted by ACS and was held in San Diego, CA. Congratulations Stetson!

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell

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