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New Publication - Mesoporous Activated Carbon Shows Superior Adsorption Affinity for 11-Nor-9-Carboxy-Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in Water

Arsalan's second article is accepted for publication in Clean Water (Nature Partner Journal). This article investigates the removal of common cannabinoids and their primary metabolites from water using carbon adsorbents. This study was a collaboration between UT-Austin and Clemson University. Congratulations Arsalan!

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New Massachusetts Innovation Award - Dynamic, Self-Healable Polymers

Dr. Apul's Lab receives funding from Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center for a new project: "Self-Healable, Regenerable Polymer Adsorbents for Low-Energy, Reusable Water Filters". The project is lead by Prof. James Reuther of Chemistry and will provide insights about thermally reversible dynamic polymers for pollutant adsorption/desorption. 

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Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization

Dr. Apul presented their recent work on nano-enabled waste activated sludge pretreatment using microwave irradiation at the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization held in San Diego. 

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New Publication

Our new critical review article on microwave pre-treatment of waste activated sludge prior to anaerobic digestion has been accepted for publication. This article will appear in a special issue titled: Biosolids 2020. Congratulations Yigit!

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Third Place in Poster Presentation!

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

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

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!

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?

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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