ASSOC.PROF.DR. GÖKŞEN ÇAPAR    
Name : GÖKŞEN
Surname : ÇAPAR
E-Mail : gcapar@ankara.edu.tr, goksencapar@yahoo.co.uk
Phone Number : 312 600 0162/2761
Title : ASSOC.PROF.DR.
Unit : INSTITUTE OF WATER MANAGEMENT
Department : Water Management Institute
Personal Information

 A. EDUCATION

PHILOSOPHY OF DOCTORATE (Ph.D.)

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering (1999-2005)

Middle East Technical University, Environmental Engineering Department

Ph.D. Dissertation (January 2005): Development of a Membrane Based Treatment Scheme for Water Recovery from Textile Effluents

 MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.)

M.S. in Environmental Engineering (1995-1998)

Middle East Technical University, Environmental Engineering Department

M.S. Thesis (December 1998): Removal of Trihalomethane Precursors by Activated Carbon Treatment 

 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.)

B.S. in Environmental Engineering (1990-1994)

Middle East Technical University, Environmental Engineering Department 

B. TEACHING EXPERIENCE

B1. LECTURING

Ankara University Graduate School of Social Sciences Department of Water Policy and Security

- EU Water FRamework Directive and Implementation in Turkey

- Water Footprint and Virtual Water

- Urban Water Management


Ankara University Graduate School of Natural Sciences Department of Integrated Water Management

- Water Efficiency

- Sustainable Environment and Water Management


METU Engineering Sciences Department (2006-2008)

- ES 303 Statistical Methods for Engineers (Food Eng., Environmental Eng., Petroleum Eng) 


METU Environmental Engineering Department (2001)

ENVE 412 Solid Waste Disposal


B2. ASSISTANTSHIP

Teaching Assistant; METU, Environmental Engineering Department (1997-2004)

Assisted Courses:

·           ENVE 208 Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

·           ENVE 303 Unit Operations and Processes of Water Treatment

·           ENVE 304 Unit Operations and Processes of Wastewater Treatment

·           ENVE 412 Solid Waste Disposal

·           ENVE 417 Unit Operations and Processes Laboratory

·           ENVE 424 Instrumental Analysis


C. RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment/Reclamation;
    • Recovery and reuse of process waters in textile industry by physicochemical processes; filtration, membrane technology, chemical precipitation.
    • Utilization of a waste protein as renewable resource for development of bio-based materials for packaging purposes.
  • Separation Processes in Downstream Processing Effluents;
    • Separation, purification and recovery of proteins by physicochemical methods; membrane technology, centrifugation, low temperature crystallization, precipitation, lyophilization.
  • Carcinogenic Disinfection By-products in Drinking Waters
    • Treatment of drinking waters by activated carbon adsorption for removal of trihalomethanes.
    • Monitoring of trihalomethanes and trihalomethane formation potentials in drinking water networks and reserviors.

D. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

D1. INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

POST-GRADUATE RESEARCH IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Scholarship: TUBITAK-BRITISH Chevening Scholarship (9 months in 2004)

University: Imperial College, London, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kang Li

Research Title: Removal of Dissolved Oxygen from Ultrapure Waters by a Novel UV-Membrane Reactor.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION 1

Funding: TUBITAK and British Council (Science Partnership Program)

Collaborators: Engineering Sciences Department, METU and Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, Imperial College, London

Team Leaders: Prof. Dr. M. Ruşen Geçit (Turkey) and Prof. Dr. Kang Li (UK)

Position: Researcher (Academic visitor to Imperial College, London for 3 months)

Research Title: Utilization of a Waste Protein as a Renewable Resource for the Development of Bio-based Materials. 

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION 2

Funding: British Council (Turkey-UK Knowledge Partnership Programme)

Collaborators: Ankara University Water Management Institute (Turkey leader) and Imperial College, London Chemical Engineering Department (UK leader), Ankara University Farm structures and Irrigation Department, Geological Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University Environmental Engineering Department and Chemical Engineering Department, Golbasi District Directorate of Food Agriculture and Livestock, Newcastle University School of Food Agriculture and Rural Development.

Position: Turkey team leader

Research Title: A pilot Project on Agricultural Water Management in Turkey: Golbasi Special Environmental Protection Area 

D2. NATIONAL RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Ph. D. THESIS (1999-2005)

Ph.D. Thesis Title: Development of a Membrane Based Treatment Scheme for

Water Recovery from Textile Effluents.

Aim of the Study: Application of membrane technology for recovery and reuse of process water in textile industry in an attempt to help sustainable resource (water) utilization.

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ulku Yetis and Prof. Dr. Levent Yilmaz

RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Recovery of Sericin Protein from Textile Effluents and Investigation of the Possible Reuse Areas of Sericin

o   Financial Support: TUBITAK (Project no. MAG 106-M-062)

o   Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. M. Rusen Gecit

o   Position: Researcher

  • Development of a Membrane Based Treatment Scheme for Color Removal and Wastewater Recovery from Textile Effluents

o   Financial Support: TUBITAK (Project no. MISAG-214)

o   Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Ulku Yetis

o   Position: Researcher

  • Determination of the Chlorinated By-product Formation Potential of Water Supplies Supervised by State Hydraulic Works (DSI)

o   Financial Support: TUBITAK and DSI (Project no. IÇTAG Ç 019)

o   Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Filiz B. Dilek 

o   Position: Researcher

  • Removal of the Chlorinated Organics in Drinking Water-Ankara Case Study

o   Financial Support: State Planning Organization (AFP 03 11 DPT 97K 122140)

o   Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Ulku Yetis 

o   Position: Researcher

  • Investigation of Trihalomethane Levels in Ankara Distribution System

o   Financial Support: METU (AFP-99.03.11.03)

o   Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Filiz B. Dilek 

o   Position: Researcher

E. LABORATORY EXPERIENCE

  • Skilled in High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Total Organic Carbon Analyzer and UV/VIS Spectrophotometer.
  • Experienced in operating lab-scale membrane filtration systems, membrane reactors, dialysis, and activated carbon adsorption columns.
  • Basic knowledge of protein analysis, identification and recovery by electrophoresis, MALDI-TOF MS, HPLC, precipitation and lyophilization.
  • Basic knowledge of film/membrane preparation and characterization techniques, moisture and oxygen permeation tests, mechanical strength tests, SEM analysis.

F. AWARDS

  • European Membrane Society (EMS) Student Award for the Best Young Scientist’s Poster Presentation at 7th CST Workshop: Fouling and Critical Flux’ 04, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland, June 16-18, 2004 (500 EURO).

G. OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

REFEREEING

  • Desalination
  • Chemical Engineering Communications
  • International Journal of Environment and Waste Management
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • Journal of Membrane Science

THESIS SUPERVISION

  • Co-supervisor of Saniye Seylan Aygun. Recovery of Sericin Protein from Silk Processing Wastewaters by Membrane Technology. Master Thesis, Department of Engineering Sciences, METU, Ankara, 2008.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION/SUMMER SCHOOL/EDITORIAL

  • Çapar G., Uğurlu A., Alp E., Kantarlı S., Exter,  J., Organizing Committee Chair, “Water Management in 21st Century: Water in Turkey and in The World Within The Framework of Integrated Water Management ”, Summer School, NIHA Foundation, Ankara, June 3-7, 2013.
  • Yetiş Ü., Dilek F. B., Çapar G., Demirekler E., Ghandour E., Tokcaer E., Tokmak B. and Yüncü B., Organization Committee Membership, 1. National Symposium on Environmental Pollution Control, Environmental Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University, October 4-6, 2000.
  • Çapar G., Girgin S., Tokcaer E., Tokmak B. and Yüncü B., Editorial of the Proceedings Book, 1. National Symposium on Environmental Pollution Control, Environmental Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University, October 4-6, 2000.

H. PUBLICATIONS

H1. INTERNATIONAL REFEREED JOURNALS (SCI-CORE)
  1. Capar G. (2012). Separation of silkworm proteins in cocoon cooking wastewaters via nanofiltration: effect of solution pH on enrichment of sericin, J. Membrane Science, 389, 509-521.
  2. Capar G., Aygun S. S., Gecit M. R. (2009). Separation of sericin from fatty acids towards its recovery from silk degumming wastewaters, J. Membrane Science, 342 (1-2), 179-189.  
  3. Capar G., Aygun S. S., Gecit M. R. (2008). Treatment of silk production wastewaters by membrane processes for sericin recovery, J. Membrane Science, 325, 920-931.
  4. Capar G., Yilmaz L., Yetis U. (2008). A membrane based co-treatment strategy for the recovery of print-and beck-dyeing wastewaters, J.  Hazardous Materials, 152, 316-323. 
  5. Capar G., Yetis U., Yilmaz L. (2007). The most effective pre-treatment to nanofiltration for the recovery of print dyeing wastewaters, Desalination, 212, 103-113.
  6. Capar G., Yetis U., Yilmaz L. (2006). Membrane based strategies for the pre-treatment of acid dye bath wastewaters, J. Hazardous Materials, B135, 423-430.
  7. Capar G., Yetis U., Yilmaz L. (2006). Reclamation of printing effluents of a carpet manufacturing industry by membrane processes, J. Membrane Science, 277, 120-128.
  8. Capar G., Yetis U., Olceroglu A. H., Yilmaz L. (2006). Effect of color and surfactants on nanofiltration for the recovery of printing wastewaters, Separation Science and Technology, 41, 2771-2784.   
  9. Capar G., Yilmaz L., Yetis U. (2006). Reclamation of acid dye bath wastewaters: effect of pH on nanofiltration performance, J. Membrane Science, 281, 560-569.
  10. Tan X., Capar G., Li K. (2005). Analysis of dissolved oxygen removal in hollow fibre membrane modules: effect of water vapour, J. Membrane Science, 251, 111-119.
  11. Tokmak B., Capar G., Dilek F.B., Yetis U. (2004). Trihalomethanes and associated potential cancer risks in water supply in Ankara, Turkey, Environmental Research, 96, 345-352.
  12. Capar G., Yetis U. (2002). Removal of THM precursors by GAC: Ankara case study, Water Research, 36, 1379-1384.
INTERNATIONAL REFEREED JOURNALS (SCI-EXPANDED)
  1. Capar G., Demirer G.N., Dilek F.B., Yetis U. (2001). Removal of trihalomethane precursors by granular activated carbon, Fresenius Environ. Bulletin, 10 (2), 197-202. 

INTERNATIONAL REFEREED JOURNALS (OTHER INDEX)

  1. Capar G., Yetis U. (2001). Removal of natural organic matter and trihalomethanes from the drinking water of Ankara city, Tr. J. of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, 25, 527-535.
H2. NATIONAL REFEREED JOURNALS
  1. Capar G., Yetis U., Yilmaz L. (2004). Treatment of carpet dyeing wastewaters by membrane processes, Su Kirlenmesi Kontrolü Dergisi, 14(2), 9-15 (accepted for publication after it was presented at 9. Industrial Pollution Control Symposium, ITU, June 2-4, Istanbul).
  2. Tokmak Cangir B., Capar G., Dilek F.B., and Yetis U. (2003). Trihalomethanes in the water distribution system in Ankara, Turkey, Çevre Bilim ve Teknoloji, 1(3), 39-46.
  3. Yetis U. and Capar G. (2002). Chlorinated organic compounds and their removal-Ankara case study, Çevre Bilimleri, Hacettepe University, Environmental Application and Research Center, Prof. Dr. Muzaffer M. Evirgen Special Issue, 5, 29-38 (invited article).

H3. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

FULL LENGTH ARTICLE

  1. Capar G. (2012). An Assessment of Progress in Turkey on Water Management and Studies Related to Industrial Water Management (in turkish), 1st International Industrial Water Technologies Symposium and Fair, 6-9 December 2012, TÜYAP Fair Center, Bursa, Turkey.
  2. Capar G., Yetis U., and Yilmaz L. (2003). Wastewater reuse by nanofiltration in carpet manufacturing industry: determination of the pre-treatment stages, 9th IWA Specialized Conference on Design, Operation and Economics of Large Wastewater Treatment Plants, September 1-4, Prague, Czech Republic.
  3. Capar G., Yetis U., and Yilmaz L. (2003). Reclamation of carpet dyeing wastewaters by nanofiltration, EMCC-3 Conference on Nanoscience in Chemical Engineering, May 13-16, Thessaloniki, Greece.

ABSTRACT

  1. Capar G., Yetis U., Yilmaz L. (2004). Treatment of acid dye bath wastewaters via membrane processes, Euromembrane 2004, September 28-October 1, Hamburg, Germany.
  2. Capar G., Yetis U., Yilmaz L. (2004). Treatment of textile wastewaters by nanofiltration, 7th CST Workshop, Fouling and Critical Flux: Theory and Applications, June 16-18, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland. 
  3. Capar G., Yetis U., Yilmaz L. (2002). Pretreatment steps for wastewater reuse by nanofıtration in carpet manufacturing industry, International Conference on Membranes (ICOM), July 7-12, Toulouse, France.
  4. Capar G., Yetis U., Demirer G.N., Dilek F.B. (1999). Removal of THM precursors by GAC treatment, 10th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution and Its Impact on Life in the Mediterranean Region, Mediterranean Scientific Association of Environmental Protection –MESAEP-, October 4-6, Alicante, Spain.

H4. NATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

(FULL LENGTH ARTICLE)

  1. Sahinkaya E., Ates N., Atli E., Tokmak B., Capar G., Sanin F. D., Celtemen P., Baltaci F., Yetis U., Dilek F. B. Trihalomethane formation potential in drinking water reservoirs, The Turkish Chamber of Environmental Engineers, VI. National Environmental Engineering Symposium, 24-26 November, 2005, ITU, Istanbul.
  2. Ates N., Sahinkaya E., Atli E., Capar G., Tokmak B., Sanin F. D., Onur A. K., Baltaci F., Kitis M., Yetis U., Dilek F. B, Trihalomethane formation potential in drinking water treatment plants, The Turkish Chamber of Environmental Engineers, VI. National Environmental Engineering Symposium, 24-26 November, 2005, ITU, Istanbul.
  3. Capar G., Yetis U., Yilmaz L. (2004). Treatment of carpet dyeing wastewaters by membrane processes, 9. Industrial Pollution Control Symposium, ITU, June 2-4, Istanbul.
  4. Capar G., Yetis U. Yilmaz L. (2003). Color removal and wastewater reuse from carpet dyeing effluents by membrane processes, 2nd National Symposium on Environmental Pollution Control, METU, October 22-24, Ankara.
  5. Capar G. and Yetis U. (2000). Removal of natural organic matter and trihalomethanes from drinking water by activated carbon, 1st National Symposium on Environmental Pollution Control, METU, October 4-6, Ankara.
  6. Tokmak B., Capar G., Dilek F.B., and Yetis U. (2000). Trihalomethanes in Ankara drinking water, 1st National Symposium on Environmental Pollution Control, METU, October 4-6, Ankara.
  7. Capar G., Tokmak B., Baydar Z., Demirer G. N., Dilek F. B., and Yetis U. (1999). Disinfection by-products in Ankara distribution network, Water and Infrastructure Symposium, ASKİ (Greater Municipality of Ankara, Water and Infrastructure Administration), February 10-11, Ankara.

EXPANDED ABSTRACT

  1. Capar G., Aygun S. S., Gecit M. R. (2009). Sericin Recovery from Silk Processing Effluents by Membrane Technology, Membrane Research and Applications Symposium MEMTEK 2009, November 2-3, İstanbul Technical University, İstanbul.

H5. PUBLISHED REPORTS

  1. Gecit M. R., Capar G., Keskin D., Tezcaner A., Recovery of Sericin Protein from Textile Effluents and Investigation of Possible Reuse Areas of Sericin, TUBITAK Project Final Report (TUBITAK MAG 106 M 062), October 2008, METU, Ankara.
  2. Yetis U., Dilek F.B., Demirer G.N., Capar G., Tokmak B., and Gur O., Removal of The Chlorinated Organics in Drinking Water -Ankara Case Study- DPT Project Final Report (AFP-03-11-DPT-97K-122140), February 2000, METU, Ankara.
  3. Yetis U., Yilmaz L., and Capar G., Development of a Membrane Based Treatment Scheme for Color Removal and Wastewater Recovery from Textile Effluents (TUBITAK MISAG 214 Final Report), July 2004, METU, Ankara.
  4. Dilek F.B., Yetis U., Capar G., Tokmak B., Investigation of Trihalomethane Levels in Ankara Distribution System, AFP Project Final Report (AFP-99.03.11.03), 2001, METU, Ankara.

I. FOREIGN LANGUAGES

English: Very good at reading, writing and speaking.

J. OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Trainer/Consultant in EU funded project ‘EUROPEAID/125541/D/SER/TR Technical Assistance for Establishment of Turkish Environmental Information Exchange Network (TEIEN)’ in a consortium consisting of Info-biz, Ramboll and Pro-line, Beneficiary: Ministry of Environment and Forestry
    • Environmental Indicators and Sustainable Development Indicators of Turkey (10-19 August 2009).
    • Turkey’s Reporting Obligations to European Environment Agency (EEA) (13-14 October 2009).
    • International Reporting Obligations of Turkey (14-15 December 2009).
    • State of Environment Reporting Workshop (15-27 March 2010).
  • Trainer (Short-term Environmental Expert) in EU funded project “EUROPEAID/123041/ D/SER/TR Development and Maintenance of Environmental Information System (EIS)” in a consortium led by KMO Information Systems, Beneficiary: Ministry of Environment and Forestry (11-29 August 2008).
    • Usage of EIS software.
    • Preparation of training notes.
    • Preparation of a success brochure for the project.
  • Environmental Engineer in EU funded project “Environmental Heavy-Cost Investment Planning for Turkey” in a consortium led by COWI A/S, Beneficiary: Ministry of Environment and Forestry (February 2005-September 2005).
    • Environmental impact assessment studies of wastewater treatment plants and solid waste management projects for five cities in Turkey.
    • Preparation of a success brochure for the project.