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Sustainable Water Treatment – Moving from Victorian Era Technology to Nanotechnology

November 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required due to security concerns. Complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information.

Speaker: Onur G. Apul, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UMaine

Water and wastewater treatment practices provide vital environmental protection and public health safety benefits. Since the Victorian era, we have relied on the same basic operations and processes to treat drinking water and wastewater. In this presentation, Onur will focus on how nanotechnology can be integrated into existing water treatment systems. Nanomaterials offer enormous benefits for physical and chemical water treatment processes owing to their unique properties.

Onur Apul is an assistant professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maine. Prior to his appointment, he was an assistant professor in Environmental Engineering at UMass Lowell. He earned his Ph.D. in 2014 in Environmental Engineering at Clemson University, SC. In 2013, his work received the prestigious L.G. Rich Award from the Water Environment Association. In 2015 and 2017, he received the Highly-Cited-Author Recognition by Elsevier’s Water Research Journal. In 2017 and 2018, he received UMass Lowell’s Chancellor Recognition for “highest number of publications and creative works.” In 2019, he received the “Outstanding Teacher Award” from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Student Chapter. Dr. Apul has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and submitted 5 patent applications to date. He has given 50 presentations including invited keynote lectures and invited talks at national and international meetings. He is a guest editor of Nanomaterials and a member of American Chemical Society, Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization, and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.


November 30, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, and Online
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