Dr Sarper Sarp


Pronouns: He/him
  • Senior Lecturer

Research and expertise

I have 20 years of experience in water quality, advanced water monitoring of micro-pollutants and water treatment systems.

I have authored 45 papers in international peer-reviewed journals (h-index: 22, Citations: 2,700), I have five intellectual property documents, and I currently serve as an Editorial Board Member for the leading environmental and water quality journals, ES&T Water and Desalination.

In 2020, my research team published a novel analytical sample preparation and analysis method that is capable of identifying and semi-quantifying nano-size plastics in water sources, for the first time in the world (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0045653520303726). The following year, my team used the same method to identify micro and nanoparticle release from disposable face masks when littered in the environment (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0043135421002311)

Research and Expertise

  • Desalination
  • Water treatment (waste and drinking)
  • Water quality
  • Micropollutant detection and removal
  • Membrane processes
  • Nanoplastic detection and removal
  • Process optimization and design