The NRPOP lab aims at developing innovative technologies and methodologies to solve environmental problems and support sound decision making. The main research focal areas include:
(1). Experimental and modeling studies on transport and fate of persistent and emerging contaminants (e.g., persistent organic pollutants, nonpoint sources, endocrine disrupting chemicals);
(2). Development of enhanced in-situ remediation technologies and modeling and decision making tools for cleaning up petroleum contaminated sites;
(3). Integrated characterization-assessment-simulation-optimization methods for supporting decision making in the areas of watershed and water resources management, industrial and municipal solid waste treatment and management, and water and wastewater treatment;
(4). Development of high-efficient compact community-based water and wastewater treatment technologies;
(5). Development of new integrated modeling and treatment technologies for managing produced water and ballast water for offshore oil and gas industry;
(6). Investigation and modeling of water and solute transport in watershed and wetland systems especially in the north under changing climatic conditions; and
(7). Development of new technologies and methodologies for monitoring coastal and marine pollution and assessing the associated impacts/risks especially in the harsh environments.
Some examples of the past and/or current research activities are available on the “Research” and “Project” pages.