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 Publication - RSC Advances

Our collaborative article with University of Texas at Austin researchers entitled "Photocatalytic Activity of Micron-scale Brass on Emerging Pollutant Degradation in Water: Mechanism Elucidation and Removal Efficacy Assessment" is accepted for publication. This article reveals inexpensive micron-scale brass as a photocatalyst to remove emerging contaminants from water.

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New Publication

New article is accepted in Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. This article is titled: "Linear solvation energy relationship development for adsorption of synthetic organic compounds by carbon nanomaterials: an overview of the last decade". It reviews the last and only 10 years of LSER model development for adsorption of synthetic organic compounds by carbon nanomaterials. Dr. Karanfil and Dr. Ersan of Clemson University and Dr. Perreault of Arizona State University co-authors the manuscript that also serves as a journal of Dr. Apul's post-graduate research starting from his first year as a PhD student in Clemson.

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2020/EW/D0EW00644K#!divAbstract

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New Group Member

Apul Research Group welcomes their newest member Mr. Ashton Collins. Ashton is a MS student who will be working on experiments to understand the adsorption interactions between organic pollutants and microplastic surfaces.   

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