Other Scholarly Publications And Presentations

 

Thesis and Dissertation

  •  Apul, O.G. Predictive Model Development for Adsorption of Organic Contaminants by Carbon Nanotubes. Clemson University, August 2014, Ph.D. Dissertation, Clemson, SC.
  •  Apul, O.G. Municipal Sludge Minimization: Evaluation of Ultrasonic and Acidic Pretreatment Methods and Their Subsequent Effects on Anaerobic Digestion. Middle East Technical University, February 2009, M.S. Thesis, Ankara, Turkey.

 Presentations (Invited Keynote Presentation)

  • Apul, O.G., Karanfil, T., Yoshimura, C. Adsorption of Organic Contaminant by Carbonaceous Adsorbents: Engineered and Natural Applications. December 2016, Academy of co-Creative Education of Environment and Energy Science Forum, San Diego, CA.

 Presentations (Other Invited Presentations)

  • Apul, O.G. Carbon-based Nanomaterials for Innovations in Drinking Water Treatment, March 2018, University of Florida, Environmental Engineering Seminar, Gainesville, FL.
  • Apul, O.G., Pruitt, E., Dahlen, P., Westerhoff, P. Nanoparticle-Augmented Microwave Remediation of Soils, January 2018, Chevron HHSRG Year-End Meeting, Houston, TX.
  • Apul, O.G., Zeng, C., Delgado, A., Westerhoff, P., Dahlen, P. Krajmalnik-Brown, R., Surfactant and Oxidant Enhanced Bioremediation, January 2018, Chevron HHSRG Year-End Meeting, Houston, TX.
  • Apul, O.G. Adsorption of Organic Compounds by Carbon Nanomaterials: Exploring Intermolecular Interactions to Advance in Water Treatment Technologies. November 2017, University of Massachusetts Amherst Environmental Engineering Seminar, Amherst, MA.
  • Apul, O.G., Reid, T., Westerhoff, P. Experimental Investigation of 2-Methylisoborneol (MIB) and Geosmin Removal by Powdered Activated Carbon for Spartanburg Regional Joint Water System, September 2016, ASU Regional Water Quality Workshop, Tempe, AZ.
  • Apul, O.G., Predictive model development for adsorption of organic contaminants by carbon nanotubes. Environmental Engineering Seminar at Arizona State University, February 2015, Tempe, AZ.
  • Apul, O.G. Turkey’s Water Perspective, American Water Works Association Annual Conference, June 2012, Dallas, TX.
  • Apul, O.G. Evaluation of Acidic and Ultrasonic Sludge Pretreatment Methods .Environmental Engineering Seminar at Middle East Technical University, April 2008, Ankara, Turkey.

 Oral and Poster Presentations 

  1. Ashani, H., Khalid, A., Apul, O.G., Sinha, S., Westerhoff, P. Removal of Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) from Arizona Groundwater by Carbonaceous Nanomaterials. Arizona Water 91st Annual Conference. May 2018. Phoenix, AZ (Oral Presentation)
  2. Dooley, K., Belanger, N., Gannon, O., Giles, R., Barrington, L., Apul, O.G. Sanitation Solutions for Housing Units of an Orphanage in Les Cayes, Haiti. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Student Symposium. May 2018. Lowell, MA (Poster Presentation).
  3. Khalid, A., Rowles, L.S., Apul, O.G., Saleh, N. Readily Deployable Electrospun Polymer/Nanocomposite Cartridge for Lead Removal from Drinking Water Distribution Pipelines. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Francis College of Engineering Prototyping Competition. December 2017. Lowell, MA (Poster Presentation/Best Poster Acc. to Crowd Voting).
  4. Pruitt, E., Apul, O.G., Dahlen, P., Westerhoff, P., Kamath, R., Kong, K. Nano-augmented microwave irradiation of soils containing heavy and long-chain petroleum-hydrocarbons. Pan American Congress of Nanotechnology Fundamentals and Applications to Shape the Future. November 2017. Guaruja, SP, Brazil (Poster Presentation).
  5. Apul, O.G., Adsorption of synthetic organic compounds by carbon nanomaterials. Plastics Engineering Presentation at University of Massachusetts Lowell. December 2017. Lowell, MA (Oral Presentation).
  6. Apul, O.G., Innovations in Drinking Water Treatment Technologies: Nanoscale Solutions to Macroscale Problems. 2017-2018 Faculty Symposium at University of Massachusetts Lowell. November 2017. Lowell, MA (90-Second Flash Oral Presentation).
  7. Apul, O.G., Innovations in Drinking Water Treatment Technologies. Industry Advisory Board Meeting, September 2017. Lowell, MA (Short Introductory Oral Presentation).
  8. Apul, O.G., Delgado, A., Miranda, E., Krajmalnik-Brown, R., Westerhoff, P., Sihota, N, Kamath, R., Sra,K., McMillen, S. Enhancing the biodegradation of heavy-hydrocarbons in soil. Chevron Mid-Year Meeting, August 2017, Project Meeting, Houston, TX (Oral Presentation).
  9. Pruitt, E., Apul, O.G., Dahlen, P., Westerhoff, P., Kamath, R., Kong, K. Additive augmented, ex-situ microwave treatment for remediation of soils containing heavy hydrocarbons. Chevron Mid-Year Meeting, August 2017, Project Meeting, Houston, TX (Oral Presentation).
  10. Kidd, J., Barrios, A., Apul, O.G., Perreault, F., Westerhoff, P. Silver impregnated graphene oxide removes bromide from surface waters. Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Environmental Nanotechnology. June 2017. Stowe, VT (Poster Presentation & Oral Presentation in Gordon Research Seminar Series).
  11. Barrios, A.C., Kidd, J., Apul, O.G., Westerhoff, P., and Perreault, F. Silver impregnated graphene oxide for bromide removal from surface water: ionic silver versus nano-silver. Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Environmental Nanotechnology. June 2017. Stowe, VT (Poster Presentation).
  12. Linard, E., Apul, O.G., Karanfil, T., van den Hurk, P., Klaine, S. Application of a bioavailability index to assess fish exposure to carbon nanomaterial-adsorbed PAHs. Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Environmental Nanotechnology. June 2017. Stowe, VT (Poster Presentation).
  13. Delgado, A.G., Apul, O.G., Chen, T., Yavuz, B.M., Rittmann, B.E., Westerhoff, P., Krajmalnik-Brown, R. Lifting the weight off crude oils: Potentials and limitations of combined chemical oxidation and biodegradation. Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Research and Education Conference, June 2017, Ann Arbor, MI (Poster Presentation).
  14. Barrios, A.C., Kidd, J., Apul, O.G., Westerhoff, P., and Perreault, F. Silver impregnated graphene oxide for bromide removal from surface water: ionic silver versus nano-silver. May 2017. Arizona Water 90th Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ (Oral Presentation).
  15. Barrios, A.C., Kidd, J., Apul, O.G., Westerhoff, P., and Perreault, F. Silver impregnated graphene oxide for bromide removal from surface water: ionic silver versus nano-silver. May 2017. Houston, TX, NEWT 2nd Annual Site Visit. Houston, TX (Poster Presentation).
  16. Apul, O.G., Nano-Environment Interconnections: Applications and Implications of Nano in Natural and Built Environments. October 2016, Translating Graduate Nano-Experience to an Academic Career: Integrating Social Aspects in Engineering Education through Active Learning Workshop. Austin TX (Flash Oral Presentation).
  17. Apul, O.G., von Reitzenstein, N.H., Ladner, D., Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P. Development of Novel Non-Woven Fabrics by co-Spinning of Superfine Powdered Activated Carbon and Polystyrene. American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exhibition, August 2016, Philadelphia, PA (Oral Presentation).
  18. Apul, O.G., Alam, F., Mouti, A., Arrowsmith, S., Dahlen, P., Delgado, P., Westerhoff, P., Krajmalnik-Brown, R., Kamath, R. and McMillen, S. Enhancing the Biodegradation of Heavy Hydrocarbons in Soil. Chevron Mid-Year Meeting, August 2016, Project Meeting at Rice University, Houston, TX.
  19. von Reitzenstein, N.H., Apul, O.G., Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P. Engineering Polymer-Supported Nanomaterial Networks for Water Treatment via Electrospinning. AZ Water 89th Annual Conference, May 2016, Tempe, AZ (Oral Presentation).
  20. Apul, O.G., Westerhoff, P. and Sihota, N. Heavy Hydrocarbon Soil Remediation Group: Summary of Results for Surf-Ox Team. Chevron End-of-Year Meeting, November 2015, Project Meeting at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
  21. Apul, O.G., Westerhoff, P., Sihota, N. and Zuo, Y. Evaluation of oxidant/surfactant/solvent cocktails for washing soils containing heavy hydrocarbons. Excavation and off-site management. Chevron Mid-Year Technology Deployment Meeting, May 2015, Miami, FL.
  22. Fischer, N., Apul, O.G., Hristovski, Westerhoff, P. and Nowack, K. In situ regeneration of granular activated carbon saturated with natural organic matter and micropollutants. American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC), November 2015, Salt Lake City, UT (Poster Presentation).
  23. Kidd, J.M., Apul, O.G., Hanigan, D., Hristovski, K. Reed, R., Herckes, P. and Westerhoff, P. Comparison of the material properties of eight unique nanoparticles using nano-metrological functional assays. Fourth Annual Conference, Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization, November 2015, Portland, OR (Poster Presentation).
  24. Partlan, E., Davis, K., Ren, Y., Apul, O.G., Mefford, O.T., Karanfil, T. and Ladner, D.A. Effects of Bead Milling on Activated Carbon Characteristics: Trends in Superfine PAC. American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC), November 2015, Salt Lake City, UT (Oral Presentation).
  25. Delgado, A.G., Kamath, R., Apul, O.G., Chen, T., Rittmann, B., Westerhoff, B. and Krajmalnik-Brown, R. Chemical oxidants application for remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons. LAPI-ITB Workshop, August 2015, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia (Oral Presentation).
  26. Delgado, A.G., Kamath, R., Apul, O.G., Westerhoff, B. and Krajmalnik-Brown, R. Surfactant-enhanced remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons. LAPI-ITB Workshop, August 2015, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia (Oral Presentation).
  27. Westerhoff, P., Apul, O.G. and Sihota, N. Evaluation of oxidant/surfactant/solvent cocktails for washing soils containing heavy hydrocarbons. Chevron Annual Meeting, January 2015, San Ramon, CA (Oral Presentation).
  28. Partlan E., Ren, Y., Apul, O.G., Karanfil, T., and Ladner, D.A. Variations of superfine activated carbon produced by bead milling for trace organic contaminant adsorption, American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC), November 2014, New Orleans, LA (Poster presentation).
  29. Apul, O.G., Zhou, Y. and Karanfil, T. Adsorption of halogenated aliphatic contaminants by graphene nanosheets. American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exhibition, August 2014, San Francisco, CA (Oral Presentation).
  30. Apul, O.G. and Karanfil, T. Adsorption of synthetic organic contaminants by carbonaceous nanomaterials. Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) 50th Anniversary Conference, July 2013, Golden, CO (Poster Presentation).
  31. Apul, O.G. and Karanfil, T. Evaluation of carbonaceous nanoadsorbents for adsorption of synthetic organic contaminants. Gordon Research Conference: Environmental Nanotechnology, June 2013, Stowe, VT (Poster Presentation).
  32. Apul, O.G. and Karanfil, T. Evaluation of alternative carbon adsorbents for water treatment: A comparison of activated carbon, carbon nanotubes and graphene nanosheets. 23rd Annual South Carolina Environmental Conference, March 2013, Myrtle Beach, SC (Poster Presentation).
  33. Apul, O.G. and Karanfil, T. Quantitative structure-adsorbability relationships for the adsorption of organic chemicals by carbon nanotubes. NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference, December 2012. Arlington, VA (Poster Presentation).
  34. Apul, O.G. and Karanfil, T. Predictive model development for adsorption of synthetic organic contaminants by carbon nanotubes. American Water Works Association Annual Conference, June 2012, Dallas, TX (Oral Presentation).
  35. Apul, O.G., Rieck, J.R. and Karanfil, T. QSAR & LSER model development for adsorption of organic contaminants by carbon nanotubes. 243rd Annual American Chemical Society Meeting & Expo, March 2012, San Diego, CA (Poster Presentation).
  36. Wang, Q., Apul, O.G., Xuan, P., Luo, F., Rieck, J.R. and Karanfil, T. Statistical analysis in 3D QSPR model development for organic compounds adsorption onto CNTs. 243rd Annual American Chemical Society Meeting & Expo, March 2012, San Diego, CA (Poster Presentation).
  37. Apul, O.G., Rieck, J.R. and Karanfil T. A predictive model development for adsorption of organic contaminants by carbon nanotubes. Symposium/Workshop: Carbons for Energy Applications, March 2012, Stone Mountain, GA (Poster Presentation).
  38. Apul, O.G., Rieck, J.R. and Karanfil T. Treating drinking water with carbon nanotubes: comparison of two modeling approaches. 22nd Annual South Carolina Environmental Conference, March 2012, Myrtle Beach, SC (Poster Presentation).
  39. Apul, O.G., Rieck, J.R. and Karanfil T. Adsorption of organic contaminants by carbon nanotubes. 21st Annual South Carolina Environmental Conference, March 2011, Myrtle Beach, SC (Poster Presentation).
  40. Zorba G.T., Atalar I., Apul O.G. and Sanin F. D. Enhancement of sludge reduction and methane production rates using different pretreatment methods applied prior to small scale laboratory anaerobic digesters. WEF Conference Residuals and Biosolids. May 2010, Savannah, GA (Poster Presentation).
  41. Apul O.G. and Sanin F.D. Examination of sludge minimization potential and associated costs by ultrasonic pretreatment. 8th National Environmental Engineering Congress. November 2009, Antalya, Turkey (Oral Presentation).
  42. Apul O. G., Dogan I. and Sanin F. D. Can capillary suction time be an indicator for sludge disintegration? IWA Specialist Conference Sustainable Management of Water and Wastewater Sludges. August 2009, Harbin, China (Oral Presentation).
  43. Apul, O.G. and Sanin, F.D. Minimization of sludge by ultrasonic pretreatment. 6th Symposium of Environmental Pollution Priorities in Turkey. May 2009, Gebze, Turkey (Oral Presentation).
  44. Koksoy G.T., Dogan I., Apul O.G. and Sanin F. D. Effect of digester F/M ratio on gas production of ultrasonically treated sludge. International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress and Exhibition. September 2008, Vienna, Austria (Oral Presentation).
  45. Apul O.G., Doğan I., Köksoy G.T. and Sanin F.D. Effects of chemical and thermo-chemical pretreatment methods of sludge on anaerobic digestion. 7th National Environmental Engineering Congress. October 2007, Izmir, Turkey (Oral Presentation).