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.

🎉Congratulations to Dr. Helen Zhang @Helen_MUN_Civil for being inducted as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC)!!! https://t.co/VpC18rF6HF
Octavia A. Dobre @octavia_dobre
Congratulations to Dr. Helen Zhang for being inducted as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC)!Very proud of your achievements, Helen! #EngineeringProfessor @MUN_Engineering @Helen_MUN_Civil https://t.co/KW5D1kFV3L

Congratulations to NRPOP Student Min Yang
@MinYang101 Won the 2022 Annual Research Day Award! @MUN_Engineering

Paper accepted: A critical review on the interaction of polymer particles and co-existing contaminants: adsorption mechanism, exposure factors, effects on plankton species.
Authors: XY Xin*, B Chen, M Yang, SC Gao, HJ Wang, WW Gu, XX Li, BY Zhang*

Congratulations! Dr. Zhang @Helen_MUN_Civil has been renewed as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Coastal Environmental Engineering👏🌹🌟

#CFIfunded #CdnScience #CdnResearch https://t.co/yXQl8XD6de

Congratulations to Dr. Xixi Li on receiving the title of Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies, which is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement throughout her graduate program.

Congratulations to Ms. Guihua Dong on winning the Best Student Presentation Award for her excellent presentation @IOSSC2022! Well deserved!

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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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