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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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Move-in Day for Apul Lab!

Our lab had boxes everywhere today because this week we moved into our new space. The newly renovated space is located at the second floor of Perry Hall (Lowell, MA) with ~600 sq. ft. area, 10 adjustable bench/workstation, sink, blast gates, explosion proof cabinets, access to four fume hoods, plenty of cabinet, drawer and shelf storage and a nice view devoted to overcome barriers in front of nanotechnology-enabled drinking water treatment processes. 

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New Research Project Announcement

Apul Lab was awarded UMass Acorn Technology Transfer Funds to support the project titles: "Readily Deployable Cartridge for Lead Removal from Water Distribution Pipelines". Our research team is going to investigate composite electrospun fibers enabled with nano-scale carbon-based adsorbents.

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New Publication - Removal of poly- and per-fluoroalkyl substances from aqueous systems by nano-enabled water treatment technologies

Apul lab published a frontier review article on nano-enabled technologies for removal of perfluorinated chemicals from aquatic environments. Arsalan Khalid collaborated with researchers from University of Texas at Austin, Washington State University, University of Nevada Reno, and Exponent. Congratulations to all!

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2018 Faculty Symposium - Faculty Recognition

Onur Apul gave a flash talk in 2018 Faculty Symposium titled: "nano-innovations in drinking water treatment". Apul Lab was recognized in two categories: "Most Published Faculty Member in Francis College of Engineering" and "Commercialization and New Ventures". Congratulations to the members of the lab for their contributions to this  achievement.

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2018 - New England Graduate Student Water Symposium

Ritchie LaFaille -Civil and Environmental Engineering undergraduate student and researcher- represented Apul group in New England Graduate Student Water Symposium. His poster presentation was about activated sludge pretreatment using nanomaterial augmented microwave irradiation. His long term vision is using this technology in wastewater treatment plants to maximize biogas production. His work is supported by Lowell Wastewater Utility and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. Congratulations Ritchie!

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American Chemical Society 2018 Boston National Meeting & Exposition

Arsalan Khalid successfully presented his work at American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting in Boston in the Advances in Carbon Nanomaterial Design & Applications for Environmental Sustainability Session. His work is revealing adsorption mechanism of THC by three types of carbon-based adsorbents. Congratulations to Arsalan. Apul group also co-authored two presentations in the meeting: Implications of Nano-Bubbles in Water Treatment presented by Dr. Ariel Atkinson and Removal of Bromide by Silver-Impregnated Graphene-Oxide presented by Ana Barios from Arizona State University.

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