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 Project - PFAS Management in Maine

Our multidisciplinary proposal entitled: "Integrated assessment of alternative management strategies for PFAS-contaminated wastewater residuals" is recommended for funding, which will be supported by USGS/WRRI at University of Maine. The work will address critical questions raised by MaineDEP. The project team is lead by Dr. Kopec of University of Maine. 

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New article -

Our collaborative article entitled: "Nano-scale Applications in Aquaculture: Opportunities for Improved Production and Disease Control" is accepted for publication in Journal of Fish Disease. This article provides some nanotechnology solutions for the emerging problems that aquaculture systems are facing. The work was lead by University of Florida researchers. The graphics were rendered by Kemal Kolayca of Denzay. Kudos to all.

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Invited Talk at Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Seminar Series

Dr. Apul presented his work at Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, Seminar Series on November 30th, 2020. The title of the presentation was "Sustainable Water Treatment: Moving from Victorian Era Technology to Nanotechnology". More than 80 participants joined the seminar virtually from various disciplines. The seminar is available in the following link:


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