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

Dr. Apul and Dean Humphrey visited Haley & Ward

Dr. Apul and Dean Humphrey visited Haley & Ward to have a meeting regarding the re-branding of endowed laboratory that houses Apul Research Group. The endowment, which is previously branded as CES will become Haley & Ward. Thank you for the generous support for our labs.

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New Article - A new nanobubble discovery

Dr. Apul published a collaborative journal article in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science with Garcia-Segura group of Arizona State University. This study is entitled: "Elucidating CO2 nanobubble interfacial reactivity and impacts on water chemistry" and reveals the first evidence of buffering capacity when CO2 bubbles are 'pulverized' to submicron sizes. Congratulations Gabriel!

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Girl Scouts of Maine visited Environmental Engineering

Girl Scouts of Maine visited our campus to learn about microplastic pollution. Prof. Ross and her research group supported the event and all students participated in 'bubble estuary microplastic hunt', 'hydraulic wave tank microplastic observation' and 'crayon drawing event'. All activities were sponsored by Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. Our students had a blast with this activity. Hope to see girl scouts again on campus next year! 

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