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.


Congrates to NRPOP PhD graduate Xudong Ye on receiving the David Dunsiger Award for Excellence! The award is for excellence in graduate studies in the Faculty of Engineering, and commemorates the contribution of Dr. A. David Dunsiger, an Engineering member from 1974-79.

Congratulations to NRPOP member Yiqi Cao for winning the Memorial University Engineering Faculty's 2021-2022 Teaching Assistant Award!

Manuscript accepted: Microplastic and Oil Pollution in Oceans: Interactions and Environmental Impacts
Authors: Min Yang, Baiyu Zhang*, Xiaying Xin, Kenneth Lee, Bing Chen
Journal Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier, SCI IF= 7.963)
https://t.co/TEllwGZ8Uk

Manuscript accepted: XX Li, WW Gu (co-1stAuthors), BY Zhang, XY Xin, Q Kang, M Yang, B Chen, Y Li. Insights into Toxicity of Polychlorinated Naphthalenes to Multiple Human Endocrine Receptors: Mechanism and Health Risk Analysis. Environment International
https://t.co/stDxWonrrr

Congratulations to Dr. Xixi Li on winning Memorial Graduate Students’ Union Awards in Research Excellence! The award is given to recipients who have a strong academic record and has made significant contributions to their field of study.

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NRPOP LABORATORY

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

Tel:+1(709)864-8920

Fax:+1(709)864-4042

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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