Contact Professor Peter Jarvis

Areas of expertise

Background

Prof 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

His 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

Clients

  • Yorkshire Water
  • Drinking Water Inspectorate (England and Wales)
  • EPSRC
  • Scottish Water
  • Anglian Water
  • Affinity Water
  • United Utiliities
  • South West Water
  • Northumbrian Water
  • Bluewater Bio
  • EU FP7 Framework (TRUST project)
  • EU Interreg Progarmme (TAPES)

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Mergen M, Jarvis P, Jefferson B & Parsons SA (2006) Impact of MIEX DOC resin pre-treatment on properties of coagulation flocs.. In: 2nd European Conference on filtration and separation, Compeigne, France, 12 October 2006.
  • Jarvis P, Jefferson B, Sharp E & Parsons SA (2006) Floc formation of natural organic matter: the role of organic matter. In: 13th meeting of the International Humic Substances Society, Karlsruhe, Germany, 30 July 2006.
  • Jarvis P, Smith R & Parsons SA (2006) A robust analysis of bromate formation models. In: IWA World Water Congress, Beijing, 10 September 2006.
  • Goslan EH, Jarvis P & Parsons SA (2006) Aquatic NOM : will it form THMs or HAAs?. In: IWA World Water Congress, Beijing, 10 September 2006.
  • Mergen M, Jarvis P, Jefferson B & Parsons DJ (2006) Impact of continuous MIEX use on downstream water treatment processes. In: AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Denver, 4 November 2006.
  • Jarvis P, Sharp E, Parsons SA & Jefferson B (2006) Engineering potable water flocs for purpose. In: AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Denver, 4 November 2006.
  • Goslan EH, Jarvis P, Gurses F, Jefferson B & Parsons (2006) Transformation of natural organic matter by UV photolysis and advanced oxidation processes. In: 13th meeting of the International Humic Substances Society, Karlsruhe, Germany, 30 July 2006.
  • Jefferson B, Jarvis P & Parsons SA (2005) Methods for improving the structural properties of natural organic matter flocs. In: IWA Nano and Microparticle Conference , Seoul, South Korea, 1 June 2005.
  • Parsons SA, Goslan EH, Jarvis P & Jefferson B (2005) NOM the relationship between character and treatability. In: 4th IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Marrakech, 30 March 2005.
  • Jefferson B, Jarvis P & Parsons SA (2004) The effect of coagulant type on natural organic matter floc structure and strength. In: 11th International Gothenburg Symposium on Chemical Treatment of Water and Wastewater, Orlando, 8 November 2004.
  • Jarvis P, Jefferson B & Parsons SA (2004) The use of diagnostic tools to determine the operational properties of organic flocs. In: AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference and Exhibition, Philadelphia, 2 November 2004.

Books