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Gordon Research Conference - 2019 Environmental Nanotechnology

Onur Apul presented his group's work on nano-enabled microwave pretreatment of waste activated sludge prior to anaerobic digestion at GRC 2019 - Environmental Nanotechnology Conference. The work was lead by 1st year Ph.D. student Mr. Yigit Bozkurt and funded by Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

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MS Thesis Defense - Arsalan Khaild

Arsalan Khalid successfully defended his MS thesis entitled: "Removal of Organic Pollutants of Incipient Concern from Water by Graphitic Adsorbents". Congratulations Arsalan!

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New Publication

This recently accepted article titled "Adsorption kinetics and aggregation for three classes of carbonaceous adsorbents in the presence of natural organic matter" is going to be published in Chemosphere. The article was lead by Dr. Ersan and Dr. Apul serves as a co-author. The article compares adsorption kinetics of three generations of carbon-based nanoadsorbents.

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ASCE Student Chapter Donald G. Leitch Award

American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter at UMass Lowell honored Dr. Apul with Donald G. Leitch Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication. 

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Arsalan Khalid receives Dean's Gold Medal for Graduate Students

Arsalan Khalid was honored with 2019 Dean’s Medal for the Francis College of Engineering. This recognition is well-deserved by his hard work and dedication to excellence. Congratulations Arsalan!

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2019 UMass Lowell Student Research Symposium

Yigit Bozkurt (1st year Ph.D. student) represented Apul group in 2019 UMass Lowell Student Research Symposium. His poster presentation covered literature compilation for microwave irradiation of waste activated sludge for enhanced biogas production. His long term vision is using this technology in wastewater treatment plants in conjunction with nanoadditives to further improve this technology. His work is supported by Greater Lowell Sanitary District and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. 

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New Publication

This recently accepted article titled "Nanobubble Technologies offer opportunities to improve water treatment" is going to be published in Accounts of Chemical Research (IF=21). The article was lead by Dr. Atkinson of Arizona State University and Onur Apul is a co-author. The interesting article explores the potential to exploit the unique properties of nanobubbles for improving water treatment by answering key questions and proposing research opportunities.

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Seminar at Stony Brook University

Dr. Apul gave a talk titled: "Carbon-based nano adsorbents for innovating physicochemical water treatment" at Stony Brook University Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Seminar Series. Thank you Dr. Venkatesan for the kind invite and the NY state for the mid-February gorgeous weather.

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Environmental Science and Technology Opinion Article

Apul Group co-authors a scientific opinion article with Prof. Saleh from UT Austin and Prof. Karanfil from Clemson University. Article will appear as a viewpoint in Environmental Science and Technology. The article is titled: "The genesis of a critical environmental concern: Cannabinoids in our water systems".

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Article Selected as Front Cover of ES: WRT

Apul Lab's recently published frontier review article got selected as the front cover of this month's issue. The article was co-authored by Arsalan Khalid exploring"Removal of poly- and per-fluoroalkyl substances from aqueous systems by nano-enabled water treatment strategies" 

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