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 Dr. Xin! We look forward to your success in your future career. https://t.co/wmHngGXW8J

Congratulations again to members of the @MUN_NRPOP for their new article in Environmental Pollution (Elsevier, SCI IF= 9.988), which isolates new Alcanivorax sp. from the North Atlantic Ocean. The corresponding author is @Helen_MUN_Civil

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Paper accepted: Responses of Alcanivorax species to marine alkanes and polyhydroxybutyrate plastic pollution: Importance of the ocean hydrocarbon cycles
Authors: YQ Cao, BY Zhang*, QH Cai, ZW Zhu, B Liu, GH Dong, CW Greer, K Lee, B Chen
Journal: Environmental Pollution (Elsevier)

Manuscript accepted: Prediction of Adsorption Capacity and Biodegradability of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Soil
Authors: Cuirin Cantwell, Xing Song, Xixi Li and Baiyu Zhang*
Journal: Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer, SCI IF= 5.190)

Congratulations to Dr. Xudong Ye for being selected in the Lab2Market program!

👏Welcome on board - our new master's student Junzhang Chen joining the NRPOP lab!

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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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