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Onur Apul

Onur Apul
Dr. Onur G. ApulAssistant Professor

Education

  • Ph D: Environmental Engineering, (2014), Clemson University, - Clemson, SC
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Predictive model development for adsorption of organic contaminants by carbon nanotubes.
  • MS: Environmental Engineering, (2009), Middle East Technical University - Ankara, Turkey
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Municipal sludge minimization: Evaluation of ultrasonic and acidic pretreatment methods and their subsequent effects on anaerobic digestion.
  • BS: Environmental Engineering, (2006), Middle East Technical University - Ankara, Turkey
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Capstone Project: Trabzon municipality slaughterhouse wastewater treatment plant design.

Awards and Honors

  • 1st Pan American Congress of Nanotechnology, Travel Award Recipient (2017)
  • Highly Cited Paper Recognition by Water Research (2015)
  • American Chemical Society Environmental Division, Certificate of Merit (2014)
  • Clemson University Student Government, Professional Enrichment Grant Recipient (2014)
  • The 23rd Annual South Carolina Environmental Conference, Student Poster Award, 3rd place (2013)
  • The Water Environment Association of South Carolina, L.G. Rich Fellowship Recipient (2013)
  • Clemson University Student Government, Professional Enrichment Grant Recipient (2012)
  • The Carbon for Energy Applications Symposium/Workshop, Elsevier Student Poster Award (2012)
  • Middle East Technical University Capstone Design Project, Best Project Award (2006)

Publications

  • Ersan, G., Apul, O., Perreault, F., Karanfil, T. (2017) "Adsorption of organic contaminants by graphene nanosheets: A review," 126: pp. 385-398
  • Linard, E., Apul, O., Karanfil, T., van den Hurk, P., Klaine, S. (2017) "Bioavailability of Carbon Nanomaterial-Adsorbed Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons to Pimphales promelas: Influence of Adsorbate Molecular Size and Configuration," 51: pp. 9288-9296
  • Ateia, M., Apul, O., Shimizu, Y., Muflihah, A., Yoshimura, C., Karanfil, T. (2017) "Elucidating Adsorptive Fractions of Natural Organic Matter on Carbon Nanotubes," Environmental Science & Technology 51: pp. 7101-7110
  • Chen, C., Apul, O., Karanfil, T. (2017) "Removal of bromide from surface waters using silver impregnated activated carbon," Water Research 113: pp. 223–230
  • Apul, O., von Reitzenstein, N.H., Schoepf, J., Ladner, D., Hristovski, K.D., Westerhoff, P. (2017) "Superfine powdered activated carbon incorporated into electrospun polystyrene fibers preserve adsorption capacity," Science of the Total Environment 592: pp. 458–464
  • Garcia, J., Markovski, J., Gifford, J.M., Apul, O., Hristovski, K.D. (2017) "The effect of metal (hydr) oxide nano-enabling on intraparticle mass transport of organic contaminants in hybrid granular activated carbon," Science of the Total Environment 586: pp. 1219–1227
  • Ersan, G., Kaya, Y., Apul, O., Karanfil, T. (2016) "Adsorption of organic contaminants by graphene nanosheets, carbon nanotubes and granular activated carbons under natural organic matter preloading conditions," Science of the Total Environment 565: pp. 811–817
  • Apul, O., Delgado, A.G., 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 3:5 pp. 997–1002
  • Partlan, E., Davis, K., Ren, Y., Apul, O., Mefford, O Thompson, ., Karanfil, T., Ladner, D.A. (2016) "Effect of bead milling on chemical and physical characteristics of activated carbons pulverized to superfine sizes," Water research 89: pp. 161–170
  • Ersan, G., Apul, O., Karanfil, T. (2016) "Linear solvation energy relationships (LSER) for adsorption of organic compounds by carbon nanotubes," Water research 98: pp. 28–38
  • Apul, O., Dahlen, P., Delgado, A.G., Sharif, F., Westerhoff, P. (2016) "Treatment of heavy, long-chain petroleum-hydrocarbon impacted soils using chemical oxidation," Journal of Environmental Engineering 142:12 pp. 04016065
  • Zhou, Y., Apul, O., Karanfil, T. (2015) "Adsorption of halogenated aliphatic contaminants by graphene nanomaterials," Water research 79: pp. 57–67
  • Apul, O., Karanfil, T. (2015) "Adsorption of synthetic organic contaminants by carbon nanotubes: a critical review," Water research 68: pp. 34–55
  • Bliznyuk, V., Duval, C., Apul, O., Seliman, A., Husson, S., DeVol, T. (2015) "High porosity scintillating polymer resins for ionizing radiation sensor applications," Polymer 56: pp. 271–279
  • Linard, E.N., van den Hurk, P., Karanfil, T., Apul, O., Klaine, S.J. (2015) "Influence of carbon nanotubes on the bioavailability of fluoranthene," Environmental toxicology and chemistry 34:3 pp. 658–666
  • Apul, O., Zhou, Y., Karanfil, T. (2015) "Mechanisms and modeling of halogenated aliphatic contaminant adsorption by carbon nanotubes," Journal of hazardous materials 295: pp. 138–144
  • Apul, O., Wang, Q., Zhou, Y., Karanfil, T. (2013) "Adsorption of aromatic organic contaminants by graphene nanosheets: Comparison with carbon nanotubes and activated carbon," Water research 47:4 pp. 1648–1654
  • Ellerie, J.R., Apul, O., Karanfil, T., Ladner, D.A. (2013) "Comparing graphene, carbon nanotubes, and superfine powdered activated carbon as adsorptive coating materials for microfiltration membranes," Journal of hazardous materials 261: pp. 91–98
  • Apul, O., Xuan, P., Luo, F., Karanfil, T., others, . (2013) "Development of a 3D QSPR model for adsorption of aromatic compounds by carbon nanotubes: comparison of multiple linear regression, artificial neural network and support vector machine," RSC Advances 3:46 pp. 23924–23934
  • Apul, O., Shao, T., Zhang, S., Karanfil, T. (2012) "Impact of carbon nanotube morphology on phenanthrene adsorption," Environmental toxicology and chemistry 31:1 pp. 73–78
  • Apul, O., Wang, Q., Shao, T., Rieck, J.R., Karanfil, T. (2012) "Predictive model development for adsorption of aromatic contaminants by multi-walled carbon nanotubes," Environmental science & technology 47:5 pp. 2295–2303
  • Apul, O., Atalar, I., Zorba, G.T., Sanin, F.D. (2010) "The dewaterability of disintegrated sludge samples before and after anaerobic digestion," Drying Technology 28:7 pp. 901–909
  • Apul, O., Sanin, F.D. (2010) "Ultrasonic pretreatment and subsequent anaerobic digestion under different operational conditions," Bioresource technology 101:23 pp. 8984–8992
  • Apul, O., Dogan, I., Sanin, F.D. (2009) "Can Capillary Suction Time be an Indicator for Sludge Disintegration?," Journal of Residuals Science & Technology 6:3

Presentations

  • Adsorption of halogenated aliphatic contaminants by graphene nanosheets. - American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exhibition, August 2014 - San Francisco, CA
  • Adsorption of synthetic organic contaminants by carbonaceous nanomaterials. - Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) 50th Anniversary Conference, July 2013 - Golden, CO
  • Karanfil T. Evaluation of carbonaceous nanoadsorbents for adsorption of synthetic organic contaminants. - Gordon Research Conference: Environmental Nanotechnology, June 2013 - Stowe, VT
  • 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
  • Quantitative structure-adsorbability relationships for the adsorption of organic chemicals by carbon nanotubes - Quantitative structure-adsorbability relationships for the adsorption of organic chemicals by carbon nanotubes, December 2012 - Arlington, VA
  • Predictive model development for adsorption of synthetic organic contaminants by carbon nanotubes - American Water Works Association Annual Conference, June 2012 - Dallas, TX
  • Turkey’s Water Perspective - American Water Works Association Annual Conference, June 2012 - Dallas, TX
  • Treating drinking water with carbon nanotubes: comparison of two modeling approaches - 22nd Annual South Carolina Environmental Conference, March 2012 - Myrtle Beach, SC
  • 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
  • QSAR & LSER model development for adsorption of organic contaminants by carbon nanotubes - 243rd Annual American Chemical Society Meeting & Expo, March 2012 - San Diego, CA
  • A predictive model development for adsorption of organic contaminants by carbon nanotubes. - Symposium/Workshop: Carbons for Energy Applications, March 2012 - Stone Mountain, GA
  • Adsorption of organic contaminants by carbon nanotubes - 21st Annual South Carolina Environmental Conference, March 2011 - Myrtle Beach, SC
  • 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 (CD of Abstracts).
  • Examination of sludge minimization potential and associated costs by ultrasonic pretreatment. - 8th National Environmental Engineering Congress., November 2009 - Antalya, Turkey (Proceeding Book in Turkish, 390-401).
  • Can capillary suction time be an indicator for sludge disintegration? - IWA Specialist Conference Sustainable Management of Water and Wastewater Sludges., August 2009 - Harbin, China (Book of Abstracts).
  • Minimization of sludge by ultrasonic pretreatment - 6th Symposium of Environmental Pollution Priorities in Turkey., May 2009 - Gebze, Turkey
  • Minimization of sludge by ultrasonic pretreatment - 6th Symposium of Environmental Pollution Priorities in Turkey. , May 2009 - Gebze, Turkey (Proceeding Book in Turkish, 176-180).
  • 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 (CD of Abstracts).
  • Effects of chemical and thermo-chemical pretreatment methods of sludge on anaerobic digestion - 7th National Environmental Engineering Congress, October 2007 - Izmir, Turkey
  • Effects of chemical and thermo-chemical pretreatment methods of sludge on anaerobic digestion - 7th National Environmental Engineering Congress., October 2007 - Izmir, Turkey. (Proceeding Book in Turkish, pp. 634- 644).