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.

Manuscript accepted: Shrimp-Waste Based Dispersant as Oil Spill Treating Agent: Biodegradation of Dispersant and Dispersed Oil
Authors: Xing Song, Baiyu Zhang*, Yiqi Cao, Bo Liu, and Bing Chen
Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier, SCI IF= 10.588)

New publication: Perspectives on Surface Functionalization of Polymeric Membranes with Metal and Metal-Oxide Nanoparticles for Water/Wastewater Treatment
Authors: Xiujuan Chen, Wendy Huang, Baiyu Zhang*
Journal of Environmental Informatics Letters

Paper accepted: Ecotoxicity Studies for Onsite Disposal of Decant Water during Oil Spills: A Review
Authors: B Liu, B Chen*, JJ Ling, XD Ye, GH Dong, EJ Matchinski & BY Zhang
Journal: Frontiers in Environmental Science, section Toxicology, Pollution and the Environment

Manuscript accepted: Bo Liu et al. Development of advanced oil/water separation technologies to enhance the effectiveness of mechanical oil recovery operations at sea: potential and challenges. Journal of Hazardous Materials

Congratulations to Yiqi Cao on receiving the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Graduate Scholarship! The scholarship is awarded to graduate students in recognition of outstanding academic performance and academic achievement in FEAS at Memorial.

Read the special feature of NRPOP new graduate (Class of 2022) Dr. Xudong Ye:

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Team members

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.

NRPOP Research & Development

NRPOP Research & Development

NRPOP is recognized worldwide for its pioneering research on persistent and toxic organic pollutants, such as oils and pesticides, and their pollution mitigation in cold regions and harsh marine environments.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

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NRPOP Laboratory

Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada, A1B 3X5



Email: nrpop@mun.ca

If you have any questions, problems, suggestions or comments about our web site, please contact Xudong (Derek) Ye at: xy0616@mun.ca

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