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NRPOP-PEOPLE Guest Lecture: “Are there engineering solutions to the problem of declining coral reefs” on September 18, 2018 – Dr. Charles Sheppard, OBE, Ph.D., FLS; Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick, United Kingdom; Chief Editor for 24 years: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Current Editor: Advances in Marine Biology

Dr. Charles Sheppard is invited to give a guest lecture on “Are there engineering solutions to the problem of declining coral reefs”. This lecture will take place on:

Date: September 18, 2018

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Location: Engineering Board Room, EN 4002, Memorial University

Contact: Dr. Bing Chen, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (nrpop@mun.ca)

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The 15th Latin American Congress on Organic Geochemistry: Scientific Interdisciplinarity in Benefit of Organic Geochemistry will be held in Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil on November 4-7, 2018. Learn more | 2018 Brochure

The Latin-American Congress on Organic Geochemistry is held by the Latin American Association of Organic Geochemistry (ALAGO), which is a community of students and professionals who work with Academy, research, and industry, in various organic geochemistry areas in Latin American. For 30 years, the Congress constitutes a successful forum for discussion of the state-of-the-art advances in Organic Geochemistry. The interesting topics of the congress include Conventional and Unconventional Petroleum Systems, Gas Geochemistry, Source Rock Characterization, Environmental Geochemistry, New Analytical Techniques, Surface Exploration and Emerging Technologies. Dr. Bing Chen (bchen@mun.ca) is a Scientific Committee Member and a Keynote Speaker.


 

NRPOP Lab

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. The lab is equipped with a multi-scale experimental system which can be used to support model development through simulating the transport processes of POPs and their degradation products, testing the effects of pollution control and remediation practices, and gathering data for driving and validating models.

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Team members

The research team comprises academic researchers and their graduate students who are all highly educated and professionally trained, as well as scientists and engineers from governmental and industrial partners

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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.

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