Welcome to the NRPOP Laboratory website
The Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory is founded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Industrial Research and Innovation Funds (IRIF) of Newfoundland and Labrador Government. With a strong commitment to northern regions, this first-class laboratory aims to conduct integrated modeling and experimental research on the development of innovative investigation, simulation, control and remediation technologies that are applicable to mitigate the contamination caused by persistent organic pollutants (POPs). POPs are synthetic organic compounds which are non-degradable, persistent in the environment and intensively carcinogenic and toxic to human beings as well as wild lives. Although most POPs have been banned for decades, they still exist as long term hazards due to their persistence and ability of long-range transportation. The research will not only enhance the understanding of the pollution mechanisms but also help governments and industries improve their practices for mitigation of the POPs-related pollution problems, leading to short-/long-term environmental, economic and social benefits.
Latest News of NRPOP Laboratory
December 18, 2011 - The 35th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response will be held from June 5 to 7, 2012 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. [Read More...]
November 14, 2011 - The NRPOP Lab workshop "Offshore Oil Spill in Harsh Environments - from Challenges to Opportunities" was held at the Sheraton hotel in downtown St. John's. [Read More...]
October 11, 2011 - Dr. Kenneth Lee, who is the executive director from COOGER @ DFO, was invited to give a seminar to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. [Read More... ]