Contact Professor Peter Jarvis

Areas of expertise

  • Water Science and Engineering


Professor Peter Jarvis has been working at Cranfield in the Cranfield Water Science Institute since May 2005. Having obtained his MSc in Water and Wastewater Engineering (2001) and PhD in Water Treatment from Cranfield (2004), he worked at Anglian Water in industrial research and development from 2004-2005. Prior to this he studied for a BSc (Honours) in Marine Biology at the University of Liverpool (1995-1998).

Current activities

Professor Jarvis's current research interests centre on using new and existing technologies for advanced removal of natural organic matter and a range of other contaminants from water sources used for drinking. He is actively leading research in these areas on:

Natural organic matter removal using ion-exchange, novel coagulants and adsorption systems

Lead in drinking water in collaboration with the drinking water inspectorate for England and Wales

Photocatalysis for organic compound removal

Understanding the fate and transport of pesticides (metaldehyde) in ground water spurces used for drinking

Piloting new flowsheets for the next generation of drinking water treatment works

Making treatment processes more robust and efficient

Small scale water treatment options

Sustainable and energy efficient water treatment


Yorkshire Water

Drinking Water Inspectorate (England and Wales)


Scottish Water

Anglian Water

Affinity Water

United Utiliities

South West Water

Northumbrian Water

Bluewater Bio

EU FP7 Framework (TRUST project)

EU Interreg Progarmme (TAPES)


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Conference Papers