Selected Publications

  1. Mensah, K., Magdaleno, A., Yaparatne, S., Garcia-Segura, S., Apul, O. (submitted). Suspended air nanobubbles in water can shuttle polystyrene nanoplastics to air-water interface. Nano Letters
  2. Kartik B., Doussiemo, D., Mushro, N., Rajwade, K., Kumar, A., Apul, O., Perreault, F (submitted). Effect of biofouling on organic contaminant adsorption by microplastics. Environmental Toxicity and Chemistry.
  3. Apul, O.G.* Choudhary, M. (submitted). Interplay of adsorptive properties, inner sheet distance and dielectric reactivity of graphenes upon edge functionalization. Chemical Engineering Science.
  4. Yaparatne, S., Morón-López, J., Bouchard D., Connell S., Garcia-Segura, S., Apul O.G.* (submitted) Nanobubble applications in aquaculture industry for improving harvest yield, wastewater treatment, and disease control. STOTEN.
  5. Moavenzadeh, S., Flores, A., Kopec, D., Zambrano, L., Apul, O.G.* (revisions requested) Permeation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Solid Waste Management Facilities are Linked to Mechanical Failures of High-Density Polyethylene Geomembranes. Environmental Science and Technology.
  6. Magdaleno, A., Cerrón-Calle, G., dos Santos, A., Lanza, M., Apul, O.G., Garcia-Segura, S. 2024. Unlocking the Potential of Nanobubbles: Achieving Exceptional Gas Efficiency in Electrogeneration of Hydrogen Peroxide. Small. 20: 2470021.
  7. Shahrokhinia, A., Tafazoli, S., Rijal, S., Shuster, D., Scanga, R., Morefield, D., Garay, J., Rocheleau, R., Kashani, M., Nagarajan, R., Apul, O.G., Reuther J. 2024. Dynamic Worm-Gel Materials as Tunable, Regenerable Adsorbents for Water Treatment. ACS Macromolecules. 57: 628-639.
  8. Moron-Lopez, J., Montenegro-Ayo, R., Maya, A., Yaparatne, S., Hernandez-Molina, M., Graf, J., Apul, O.G., Garcia-Segura, S., Matula, E. 2023. Incorporation of Nanobubbles in Spaceflight Food Production Systems. Journal of Plant Interactions. 18: 2271492.
  9. Apul, O.G.*, Howell, C., Hatinoglu, D. 2023. Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) at the Interface of Biological and Environmental Systems. Biointerphases. 18: 050201.
  10. Hatinoglu, D., Adan, A., Perreault, F., Imamoglu, I., Apul, O.G.* 2023. Predictive model development for adsorption of aromatic compounds by microplastics. Chemical Engineering Science. 282: 119233.
  11. Hatinoglu, D., Lee., J., Fortner J., Apul, O.G.* 2023. Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as additives for microwave-based sludge pre-hydrolysis: A perspective. Environmental Science and Technology. 57: 12191-12200.
  12. Moavenzadeh Ghaznavi, S., Zimmerman, C., Shea, M.E., MacRae, J., Peckenham, J., Noblet, C., Apul, O.G., Kopec, D. 2023. Management of PFAS laden wastewater sludge in Maine: Perspectives on a wicked problem. Biointerphases. 18: 041004.
  13. Zhang, Y., Thomas, A., Apul, O.G., Venkatesan, A. 2023. Coexisting cations and long chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) inhibit the adsorption of short chain PFAS by granular activated carbon. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 460: 132378.
  14. Ersan, G., Brienza, M., Mulchandani, A., Apul, O.G., Garcia-Segura, S. 2023. Trends on arsenic species removal by metal-based nanoadsorbents. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health. 34: 100478.
  15. Yaparatne, S., McCarthy, M., Nicoloro, L., Fisher, N., Apul, O.G.*, Graf, J., Barrett, L., George, O. 2023. Evaluation of a new commercial catalyst for CO oxidation for environmental control and life support applications. 52nd International Conference on Environmental Systems – ICES 2023 (peer-reviewed proceeding).
  16. Barrios, A., Apul, O.G., Perreault, F. 2023. Increasing bromide removal by graphene-silver composites: nanoparticulate silver enhances bromide selectivity through direct surface interactions. Chemosphere. 330: 138711.
  17. Sonmez-Baghirzade, B., Biswas, P., Moavenzadeh Ghaznavi, S., Frederick, B., Reuther, J., Apul, O.G.* 2023. Accessibility of adsorption sites for superfine powdered activated carbon incorporated into electrospun polystyrene fibers. Chemical Engineering Journal. 461: 142009.
  18. Biswas, P., Shuster, D., Sonmez-Baghirzade, B., Scanga, R., Harris, S., Tran, C., Apul, O.G.*, Reuther, J.* 2023. Oxime-Functionalized, Non-Woven Nanofabrics for Rapid, Inexpensive Nerve-Agent Decontamination. ACS Applied Nano Materials. 6: 3425-3434.
  19. Collins, A., Ateia, M., Bhagat, K., Ohno, T., Perreault, F., Apul, O.G.* 2023. Emerging Investigator Series: Microplastic-based Leachate Formation under UV Irradiation: The Extent, Characteristics and Mechanisms. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. 9: 363-374.
  20. Hatinoglu, D., Perreault, F., Apul, O.G.* 2023. Modified linear solvation energy relationships for adsorption of perfluorocarboxylic acids by microplastics. Science of the Total Environment. 860: 160524.
  21. Apul, O.G.*, Garcia-Segura, S., Qian, J. 2022. Advanced materials and novel processes for safe and sustainable water treatment. Chemical Engineering Journal Advances. 100403.
  22. McAlexander, B., Apul, O.G., MacRae, J., Olson, M. 2022. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates for Activated Carbon Treatment of PFAS in Maine Drinking Water. Maine Policy Review. 31: 39-47.
  23. Egitto, J., Latayan, J., Pagsuyoin, S., Apul, O.G.*, Agar, E.* 2022. Towards selective removal of bromide from drinking water resources using electrochemical desalination. Chemical Engineering Journal Advances. 12: 100369.
  24. Costigan, E., Collins, A., Hatinoglu, M.D., Bhagat, K., MacRae, J., Perreault, F., Apul, O.G.* 2022. Adsorption of Organic Pollutants by Microplastics: Overview of A Dissonant Literature. Journal of Hazardous Materials Advances. 6: 100091.
  25. Yildirim, T., Yaparatne, S., Graf, J., Garcia-Segura, S., Apul, O.G.* 2022. Electrostatic forces and higher order curvature terms of Young-Laplace equation on nanobubble stability in water. npj Clean Water. 5: 1-3.
  26. Apul, O.G., Arrowsmith, S., Hall, C., Miranda, E., Alam, F., Dahlen, P., Sra, K., Kamath, R., McMillen, S., Sihota, N., Westerhoff, P., Krajmalnik-Brown, R., Delgado, A. 2022. Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in a weathered, unsaturated soil is inhibited by peroxide oxidants. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 433: 128770
  27. Yaparatne, S., Doherty, Z., Magdaleno, A., Matula, E., MacRae, J., Garcia-Segura, S., Apul, O.G.* 2022. Effect of air nanobubbles on oxygen transfer, oxygen uptake, and diversity of aerobic microbial consortium in activated sludge reactors. Bioresource Technology. 351: 127090.
  28. Bhagat, K., Barrios, A., Rajwade, K., Kumar, A., Oswald, J., Apul, O.G., Perreault, F. 2022. Aging of microplastics increases their adsorption affinity towards organic contaminants. Chemosphere. 298: 134238.
  29. Shahrokhinia, A., Rijal, S., Sonmez Baghirzade, B., Scanga, R., Biswas, P., Tafazoli, S., Apul, O.G., Reuther, J. 2022. Chain Extensions in PhotoATRP-Induced Self-Assembly (PhotoATR-PISA): A Unique Route to Ultra-High Solids Concentrations Click Nanoparticle Networks for Adsorption in Water Treatment Applications. Macromolecules. 55: 3699-3710.
  30. Areeb, H., Sonmez Baghirzade, B., Apul, O.G., Kirisits, M.J., Dev, S., Das, S., Islam, S., Lai, Y., Huntington, H., Umanzor, S., Wan-Ting, C., Aggarwal, S., Saleh, N. 2022. Symbiotic engineering: A novel approach for environmnetal remediation. ACS ES&T Engineering. 2: 606-616.
  31. Hoogesteijn von Reitzenstein, N., Sonmez, B., Pruitt, E., Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P. Apul, O. G.* 2022. Comparing the Morphologies and Adsorption Behavior of Electrospun Polystyrene Composite Fibers with 0D Fullerenes, 1D Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes and 2D Graphene Oxides. Chemical Engineering Journal Advances. 9: 100199.
    Cerron-Calle, G., Magdaleno, A., Graf, J., Apul, O.G., Garcia-Segura, S. 2022. Elucidating CO2 nanobubble interfacial reactivity and impacts on water chemistry. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 607: 720-728.
  33. Tang, Y., Lee, C.S., Walker, H., Gobler C., Apul, O.G., Venkatesan, A., Mai, X. 2021. Effect of residual H2O2 on the removal of advanced oxidation byproducts by two types of granular activated carbon. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 9: 106838.
  34. Lafaille, R., Bozkurt, Y., Pruitt, E., Lewis, J., Bernier, R., Kong, D., Westerhoff, P., Dahlen, P., Apul, O.G.*, 2021. Repeatable Use Assessment of Silicon Carbide as Permanent Susceptor Bed in Ex Situ Microwave Remediation of Petroleum-Impacted Soils. Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. 4: 100116.
  35. Bakkaloglu, S., Ersan, M., Karanfil, T., Apul, O.G.* 2021. Effect of superfine pulverization of powdered activated carbon on adsorption of carbamazepine in natural source waters. Science of the Total Environment. 793: 148473.
  36. Sonmez, B., Zhang, Y., Reuther, J., Saleh, N., Venkatesan, A., Apul, O.G.* 2021. Thermal Regeneration of Spent Granular Activated Carbon Presents an Opportunity to Break the Forever PFAS Cycle. Environmental Science and Technology, 55: 5608-5619.
  37. Bozkurt, Y., Lafaille, R., Lu, D., Zhang, X., Giles, R., Apul, O.G.* 2021. Effects of Carbonaceous Susceptors during Microwave Pretreatment of Waste Activated Sludge and Subsequent Anaerobic Digestion. Bioresource Technology Reports, 13: 100641.
  38. Sabo-Attwood, T., Apul, O.G., Bisesi Jr., J.H., Kane, A.S., Saleh, N. 2021. Nano-scale Applications in Aquaculture: Opportunities for Improved Production and Disease Control. Journal of Fish Disease, 44: 359-370.
  39. Apul, O.G., Grissom, R., Damali, U., Toof, R. 2021. Divided Perception of Drinking Water Safety: Another Manifestation of America’s Racial Gap. ACS ES&T Water, 1: 6-7.
  40. Apul, O.G., Grissom, R., Damali, U., Toof, R. 2021. Response to the Comment “Closing America’s Racial Gap around Drinking Water Quality Perceptions and the Role of the Environmental Engineering and Science Academic Community”, ACS ES&T Water, 1: 461.
  41. Ramirez-Sanchez, I., Apul, O.G., Saleh, N. 2020. Photocatalytic Activity of Micron-scale Brass on Emerging Pollutant Degradation in Water: Mechanism Elucidation and Removal Efficacy Assessment. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 10: 39931-39942.
  42. Apul, O.G., Perreault, F., Ersan, G., Karanfil, T. 2020. Linear solvation energy relationship development for adsorption of synthetic organic compounds by carbon nanomaterials: an overview of the last decade. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 6: 2949-2957.
  43. Naik, R., Rowles, L., Hossain, A., Yen, M., Aldossary, R., Apul, O.G., Conkle, J., Saleh, N. 2020. Microplastic Particle versus Fiber Generation During Photo-Transformation in Simulated Seawater. Science of the Total Environment, 736: 139690.
  44. Partlan, E., Ren, R., Apul, O.G., Ladner, D., Karanfil, T. 2020. Adsorption kinetics of synthetic organic contaminants onto superfine powdered activated carbon. Chemosphere, 253, 126628.
  45. Apul, O.G., Rowles, S., Khalid, A., Karanfil, T., Richardson, S., Saleh, N. 2020. Transformation potential of cannabinoids during their passage through engineered water treatment systems: A perspective. Environment International, 137, 105586.
  46. Khalid, A., Rowles, L.S., Ateia, M., Xiao, M., Ramirez-Sanchez, I., Bello, B., Karanfil, T., Saleh, N., Apul, O.G. 2020. Mesoporous Activated Carbon Shows Superior Adsorption Affinity for 11-Nor-9-Carboxy-Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in Water. npj Clean Water, 3: 1-5. 
  47. Bozkurt, Y., Apul, O.G. 2020. Critical Review for Microwave Pretreatment of Waste Activated Sludge Prior to Anaerobic Digestion. Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health. 14: 1-9. 
  48. Lu, D., Liu, X., Apul, O.G., Zhang, L., Ryan, D., Zhang, X. 2019. Optimization of biomethane production from anaerobic co-digestion of microalgae and septic tank sludge. Biomass and Bioenergy, 127: 105266.
  49. Ersan, G., Kaya, Y., Ersan, M., Apul, O.G., Karanfil, T. 2019. Adsorption kinetics and aggregation for three classes of carbonaceous adsorbents in the presence of natural organic matter. Chemosphere, 229: 514-525.
  50. Atkinson, A., Apul, O.G., Schneider, O., Garcia-Segura, S., Westerhoff, P. 2019. Nanobubble technologies offer opportunities to improve water treatment. Accounts for Chemical Research, 52: 1196-1205.
  51. Saleh, N., Apul, O.G., Karanfil, T. 2019. The Genesis of a Critical Environmental Concern: Cannabinoids in our Water Systems. Environmental Science and Technology, 53: 1746-1747 (Scientific Opinion, Non-Peer Reviewed).
  52. Saleh, N., Khalid, A., Tian, Y. Ayres, C., Sabaraya, I., Pietari, J., Hanigan, D., Chowdhury, I., Apul, O.G. 2019. Degradation and removal of poly- and per-fluoroalkyl substances from aqueous systems by nano-enabled water treatment technologies. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 5: 198-208.
  53. Ersan, G., Apul, O.G., Karanfil, T. 2019. Predictive Models for Adsorption of Organic Contaminants by Graphene Nanosheets: Comparison with Carbon Nanotubes. Science of the Total Environment, 654: 28-34.
  54. Kidd, J., Barrios, A., Apul, O.G., Westerhoff, P. Perreault, F. 2018. Removal of bromide from surface water: A comparison between silver-impregnated graphene oxide and silver-impregnated powdered activated carbon. Environmental Engineering Science, 35: 988-995.
  55. Gan, W., Venkatesan, A., Apul, O.G., Perreault, F., Yang, X. Westerhoff, P. 2018. Bromide and other halide ion removal from drinking waters using silver-amended coagulation. Journal of American Water Works Association. 110: 13-24.
  56. Ersan, G., Apul, O.G., Perreault, F., Karanfil, T. 2017. Adsorption of organic contaminants by graphene nano sheets: A review. Water Research, 126: 385-398.
  57. Linard, E., Apul, O.G., Karanfil, T., van der Hurk, P., Klaine, S. 2017. Bioavailability of carbon nanomaterial-adsorbed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to P. promelas: influences of adsorbate molecular size and configuration. Environmental Science and Technology, 51: 9288-9296.
  58. Ateia, M., Apul, O.,G., Shimizu, Y., Muflihah, A., Yoshimura, C., Karanfil, T. 2017. Elucidating adsorptive fractions of natural organic matter on carbon nanotubes. Environmental Science and Technology, 51: 7101-7110.
  59. Apul, O.G., Hoogesteijn von Reitzenstein, N., Schoepf, J., Ladner, D. Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P. 2017. Superfine powdered activated carbon incorporated into electrospun polystyrene fibers preserve adsorption capacity. Science of the Total Environment, 592: 458-464.
  60. Garcia, J., Markovski, J., Gifford, J.M.K., Apul, O.G., Hristovski, K.D. 2017. The effect of metal (hydro)oxide nano-enabling on intraparticle mass transport of organic contaminants in hybrid granular activated carbon. Science of the Total Environment, 586: 1219-1227.
  61. Chen, C., Apul, O.G., Karanfil, T. 2017. Removal of bromide from surface waters using silver impregnated activated carbon. Water Research, 113: 223-230
  62. Apul, O.G., Delgado, A., Kidd, J., Alam, F., Dahlen, P., Westerhoff, P. 2016. Carbonaceous nano-additives augment microwave-enabled thermal remediation of soils containing petroleum hydrocarbons. Environmental Science: Nano, 3: 997-1002.
  63. Apul, O.G., Dahlen, P., Delgado, A., Sharif, F. and Westerhoff, P. 2016. Treatment of heavy, long-chain petroleum-hydrocarbon impacted soils using chemical oxidation. Journal of Environmental Engineering-ASCE, 04016065.
  64. Ersan, G., Kaya, Y., Apul, O.G. and Karanfil, T. 2016. Adsorption of organic contaminants by graphene nanosheets, carbon nanotubes and granular activated carbons under different natural organic matter preloading conditions. Science of the Total Environment, 565: 811-817.
  65. Ersan, G., Apul, O.G. and Karanfil, T. 2016. Linear solvation energy relationships (LSER) for adsorption of organic compounds by carbon nanotubes. Water Research, 98: 28-38.
  66. Partlan, E., Davis, K., Ren, Y., Apul, O.G., Mefford, T.M., Karanfil, T. and Ladner, D. 2016. Effect of bead milling on chemical and physical characteristics of activated carbons pulverized to superfine sizes. Water Research, 89: 161-170.
  67. Zhou, Y., Apul, O.G. and Karanfil, T. 2015. Adsorption of halogenated aliphatic contaminants by graphene nanomaterials. Water Research, 79: 57-67.
  68. Apul, O.G., Zhou, Y. and Karanfil, T. 2015. Mechanisms and modeling of halogenated aliphatic contaminant adsorption by carbon nanotubes. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 295: 138-144.
  69. Linard, E., Van den Hurk, P., Karanfil, T., Apul, O.G. and Klaine, S. 2015. Influence of carbon nanotubes on the bioavailability of fluoranthene. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34: 658-666.
  70. Bliznyuk, V., Duval, C., Apul, O.G., Seliman, A., Husson, S and DeVol, T. 2015. High porosity scintillating polymer resins for ionizing radiation sensor applications. Polymer, 56: 271-279.
  71. Apul, O.G. and Karanfil, T. 2015. Adsorption of synthetic organic contaminants by carbon nanotubes: A critical review. Water Research, 68: 34-55.
  72. Wang, Q.L., Apul, O.G., Xuan, P., Luo, F. and Karanfil, T. 2013. Development of 3D QSPR model for adsorption of aromatic compounds by carbon nanotubes: Comparison among multiple linear regression, artificial neural network and support vector machine. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 3: 23924-23934.
  73. Ellerie, J.R., Apul, O.G., Karanfil, T. and Ladner, D.A. 2013. Comparing graphene, carbon nanotube, and superfine powdered activated carbon as adsorptive coating materials for ultrafiltration membranes. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 261:91-98.
  74. Apul, O.G., Wang, Q., Shao, T., Rieck J. and Karanfil, T. 2013. Predictive model development for adsorption of aromatic contaminants by multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(5):2295-2303.
  75. Apul, O.G., Wang, Q., Zhou, Y. and Karanfil, T. 2013. Adsorption of aromatic organic contaminants by graphene nanosheets: Comparison with carbon nanotubes and activated carbon. Water Research, 47(4):1648-1654.
  76. Apul, O.G., Shao, T., Zhang, S. and Karanfil, T. 2012. The impact of carbon nanotube morphology on phenanthrene adsorption. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31(1):73-78.
  77. Apul, O.G. and Sanin, F.D. 2010. Ultrasonic pretreatment and subsequent anaerobic digestion under different operational conditions. Bioresource Technology, 101(23):8984-8992.
  78. Apul, O.G., Atalar, I., Zorba, G.T. and Sanin, F.D. 2010. The dewaterability of disintegrated sludge samples before and after anaerobic digestion. Drying Technology, 28(7):901-909.
  79. Apul, O.G., Dogan, I. and Sanin, F.D. 2009. Can capillary suction time be an indicator for sludge disintegration? Journal of Residual Science and Technology, 6(3):99-104.