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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.

Paper accepted: Progress of Optical Biosensors for Analysis of Pathogens and Organic Pollutants in Water since 2015
Journal: Environmental Reviews (Canadian Science Publishing, IF: 5.212)
Authors: Bo Liu, Xing Song, Weiyun Lin, Yan Zhang, Bing Chen, and Baiyu Zhang

Manuscript accepted: Inhalation and Ingestion of Synthetic Musks in Pregnant Women: In Silico Spontaneous Abortion Risk Evaluation and Control
Authors: Xixi Li, Yuanyuan Zhao, Bing Chen, Zhiwen Zhu, Qiao Kang, Tahir Husain, Baiyu Zhang
Journal: Environment International (IF9.621)

Welcome new student Yuanmei Zhang joining NRPOP! Yuanmei graduated from South China Agricultural University (Environmental Engineering) in China and starts the MEng program at MUN in Fall 2021.

👏Congratulations to NRPOP Ph.D. candidate Xixi Li for winning second place in the oral presentation "General and Emerging Topics" theme at the IUPAC/CCCE 2021 Virtual Conference!

Congratulations to Jiheng Hu and co-authors' research article "Multi-scale Biosurfactant Production by Bacillus subtilis Using Tuna Fish Waste as Substrate" being selected as Editor’s Choice Articles in Catalysts (MDPI publication)! DOI: https://t.co/tbVye1TTW6

Manuscript accepted: Machine Learning-Aided Causal Inference Framework for Environmental Data Analysis: A COVID-19 Case Study
Journal: Environmental Science & Technology (IF: 9.028)
Authors: Kang, Qiao; Song, Xing; Xin, Xiaying; Chen, Bing; Chen, Yuanzhu; Ye, Xudong; Zhang, Baiyu

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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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