Dr Adam Jarvis
Reader in Environmental Engineering
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4871
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- Address: School of Engineering
Newcastle upon Tyne
I joined School of Engineering in 2004 following 3.5 years working for International Mining Consultants Ltd (now WYG). Between 2004 and 2007 I held the post of Environment Agency National R&D Fellow in mine waste and mine water pollution, conducting applied research in the general field of metal pollution of freshwater systems. I became a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering in 2007, and Reader in Environmental Engineering in 2013, in which role I continue to pursue research interests in the source, transport and fate of metals in freshwaters, and in the development of sustainable systems for the treatment of metal-contaminated waters. In recent years I have led major research projects funded by Defra and the Environment Agency investigating the provenance and impacts of pollution from abandoned metal mines, and the application of novel 'passive' treatment systems to remediate such discharges. I recently led the process design of the UK's first ever large scale passive mine water treatment system, at the abandoned Force Crag mine, Cumbria. I have also led a number of research investigations of the dynamics of metal flux in river systems under varying hydrological conditions, with a particular focus on the River Tyne and its tributaries. Overseas, I continue to work with CAFOD on mining pollution issues in Peru and their impact on water resources, having previously worked successfully with CAFOD in Honduras.
PhD Water Resources Engineering (Newcastle University, 2000)
MSc Environmental Engineering (Newcastle University, 1994)
BSc (Hons) Geography (Manchester University, 1992)
CEng (Chartered Engineer)
C.WEM (Chartered Water and Environmental Manager)
MCIWEM (Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management)
Roles and responsibilities
Head of mine water research team in the School of Engineering
Module leader for taught classes on MSc Environmental Engineering programme
Worked for 3.5 years for International Mining Consultants Ltd (2000-2004), designing full-scale mine water treatment systems for the UK Coal Authority, and conducting environmental audit and due diligence work at mining and metallurgical facitilities internationally (e.g. Ireland, Portugal, Macedonia, Kazakhstan). As Environment Agency Research Fellow (2004 - 2007) had a remit to provide technical guidance to the Agency on all matters relating to abandoned mines and the environment, particularly in relation to meeting requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive. I have authored numerous technical reports for industry and government in the field of metal pollution of freshwaters, including Environment Agency and Defra publications. I regularly work with engineering consultants, primarily assisting with investigations of pollution characterisation and treatment.
Vice President of the International Mine Water Association (IMWA)
Assessing the extent and severity of post-industrial and metal pollution; design and engineering of novel treatment methods for mining-related pollution; assessing the relative importance of diffuse and point source pollution; catchment-scale water pollution management.
Monitoring and optimisation of the Force Crag mine water treatment system, £299,000, Defra / Coal Authority, 2015-2018
Abandoned non-coal mine programme, £260,000, Coal Authority, 2013-2015
Characterisation and targeting of measures for (non-coal) polluted mine waters, £101,000, Defra, 2013-2015
Mitigation of pollution from abandoned metal mines Phase II, £101,000, Environment Agency, 2011-2012
Carbon dioxide degassing in coal mine waters, £19,000, Coal Authority, 2011-2012
Mitigation of pollution from abandoned metal mines Phase I, £166,000, Environment Agency, 2009-2011
River Tyne sediment study, £225,000, multiple funders, 2009-2011
Member of the International Steering Committee for the INAP Global Acid Rock Drainage (GARD) Guide
Executive Council member of the International Mine Water Association (IMWA), 2007 - 2014
Vice President of the International Mine Water Association (2014 - present)
Chairman of the Partnership for Acid Drainage Remediation in Europe (PADRE), 2009 - 2015
Council member of the North East Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers (NEIMME), 2007-2011
Ongoing PhD supervision:
Bailey, Matt, 2011 – present. A technical and economic evaluation of the resource potential of abandoned mine sites and mine water discharges.
Huang, Xiaotong, 2014 - present. Rare earth element (REE) source, transport and fate in UK mining districts
Ziye, Dai, EngD, 2012 - present Recovering value from water industry by-products and waste streams
PhD supervised to completion:
Bowden, Lawrence, 2006. Potential uses of basic oxygen steel furnace slag for the remediation of contaminated wastewaters and solid waste.
Gozzard, Emma, 2008. Mine water management at the catchment scale: A case study from Northumberland.
Matthies, Romy, 2010. Stable isotopes and trace elements as indicators of mine water remediation processes in passive treatment systems and mine water pollution in streams and catchments.
Mohd Kusin, Faradiella, 2011. Coupled hydraulic and geochemical performance assessment of passive mine water treatment systems in the UK
Rudall, Sian, 2009 – 2012. Source, fate and transport of metal contaminants in the River Tyne basin: A technical and economic evaluation of aqueous metal dynamics and options for river basin scale remediation.
Design of Sustainable Engineering Systems 2 (Contributor)
Groundwater Contamination and Remediation (Module Leader)
Environmental Engineering Design and Project Management (Contributor)
Sources and Fate of Pollutants (Contributor)
Continuing Professional Development (CPD):
Mine Water Pollution short course, for Environment Agency and Coal Authority (Course Leader) (2010-2011)
Groundwater Chemistry, for Environment Agency (Contributor) (2008-2011)
Groundwater Contamination, for Environment Agency (Course Leader) (2008-2011)
- Bailey MT, Gandy CJ, Watson IA, Wyatt LM, Jarvis AP. Heat recovery potential of mine water treatment systems in Great Britain. International Journal of Coal Geology 2016, 164, 77-84.
- Gandy CJ, Davis JE, Orme PHA, Potter HAB, Jarvis AP. Metal removal mechanisms in a short hydraulic residence time subsurface flow compost wetland for mine drainage treatment. Ecological Engineering 2016, 97, 179-185.
- Bailey M, Jarvis A, Gandy C. Characterization of passive treatment system substrates and potential for zinc recovery. In: 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage & IMWA Annual Conference. 2015, Santiago, Chile.
- Lockwood CL, Stewart DI, Mortimer RJG, Mayes WM, Jarvis AP, Gruiz K, Burke IT. Leaching of copper and nickel in soil-water systems contaminated by bauxite residue (red mud) from Ajka, Hungary: the importance of soil organic matter. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2015, 22(14), 10800-10810.
- Jarvis AP, Gandy CJ, Bailey MT, Davis JE, Orme PHA, Malley J, Potter HAB, Moorhouse AML. Metal removal and secondary contamination in a passive metal mine drainage treatment system. In: 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage & IMWA Annual Conference. 2015, Santiago, Chile.
- Mayes WM, Anton AD, Thomas C, Potter HAB, Rudall S, Amezaga JM, Gandy CJ, Jarvis AP. National assessment of diffuse mining pollution in England and Wales. In: 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage & IMWA Annual Conference. 2015, Santiago, Chile.
- Anton AD, Klebercz O, Magyar A, Burke IT, Jarvis AP, Gruiz K, Mayer WM. Geochemical recovery of the Torna-Marcal river system after the Ajka red mud spill, Hungary. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 2014, 16(12), 2677-2685.
- Kusin F, Jarvis A, Gandy C. Hydraulic Performance and Iron Removal in Wetlands and Lagoons Treating Ferruginous Coal Mine Waters. Wetlands 2014, 34(3), 555-564.
- Jarvis AP, Davis JE, Gray ND, Orme PHA, Gandy CJ. Mitigation of pollution from abandoned metal mines: Investigation of passive compost bioreactor systems for treatment of abandoned metal mine discharges. Environment Agency Science Report SC090024/R3 2014, 1-98.
- Mayes WM, Potter HAB, Jarvis AP. Riverine flux of metals from historically mined orefields in England and Wales. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 2013, 224(1425), 1-14.
- Renforth P, Mayes WM, Jarvis AP, Burke IT, Manning DAC, Gruiz K. Contaminant mobility and carbon sequestration downstream of the Ajka (Hungary) red mud spill: The effects of gypsum dosing. Science of the Total Environment 2012, 421-422, 253-259.
- Rudall S, Jarvis AP. Diurnal fluctuation of zinc concentration in metal polluted rivers and its potential impact on water quality and flux estimates. Water Science and Technology 2012, 65(1), 164-170.
- Klebercz O, Mayes WM, Anton AD, Feigl V, Jarvis AP, Gruiz K. Ecotoxicity of fluvial sediments downstream of the Ajka red mud spill, Hungary. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2012, 14(8), 2063-2071.
- Wolkersdorfer C, Bowell R, Amezaga JM, Kroll A, Jarvis AP, Rees B, Puura E, Misere WMH, Wings RWMG, Bajtos P, Weber L, Sarvaryne-Szentkatolnay B, Garzonio CA, Younger PL. Erratum to: Contemporary Reviews of Mine Water Studies in Europe, Part 1 (vol 23, pg 162, 2004). Mine Water and the Environment 2012, 31(3), 236-236.
- Matthies R, Aplin AC, Boyce AJ, Jarvis AP. Geochemical and stable isotopic constraints on the generation and passive treatment of acidic, Fe-SO4 rich waters. Science of the Total Environment 2012, 420, 238-249.
- Kusin FM, Jarvis AP, Gandy CJ. Hydraulic performance assessment of passive coal mine water treatment systems in the UK. Ecological Engineering 2012, 49, 233-243.
- Jarvis AP, Gandy CJ, Gray ND. Mitigation of pollution from abandoned metal mines Part 1: Review of passive treatment technologies for metal mine drainage remediation. Bristol: Environment Agency, 2012. Environment Agency Science Report SC090024/R1.
- Gray ND, Gandy CJ, Jarvis AP. Mitigation of pollution from abandoned metal mines Part 2: Review of resource recovery options from the passive remediation of metal-rich mine waters. Bristol: Environment Agency, 2012. Environment Agency Science Report SC090024/R2.
- Burke IT, Mayes W, Peacock C, Brown A, Jarvis AP, Gruiz K. Speciation of arsenic, chromium and vanadium in red mud samples from the Ajka spill site, Hungary. Environmental Science & Technology 2012, 46(6), 3085-3092.
- Gandy CJ, Jarvis AP. The influence of engineering scale and environmental conditions on the performance of compost bioreactors for the remediation of zinc in mine water discharges. Mine Water and the Environment 2012, 31(2), 82-91.
- Mayes WM, Jarvis AP, Burke IT, Walton M, Feigl V, Klebercz O, Gruiz K. Dispersal and attenuation of trace contaminants downstream of the Ajka Bauxite Residue (Red mud) depository failure, Hungary. Environmental Science & Technology 2011, 45(12), 5147-5155.
- Gozzard E, Mayes WM, Potter HAB, Jarvis AP. Seasonal and spatial variation of diffuse (non-point) source zinc pollution in a historically metal mined river catchment, UK. Environmental Pollution 2011, 159(10), 3113-3122.
- Gandy CJ, Jarvis AP. The influence of engineering scale on the performance of compost bioreactors for the remediation of divalent metals. In: IMWA Congress 2011: Mine Water - Managing the Challenges. 2011, Aachen, Germany.
- Mayes WM, Davis J, Silva V, Jarvis AP. Treatment of zinc-rich acid mine water in low residence time bioreactors incorporating waste shells and methanol dosing. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2011, 193, 279-287.
- Jarvis AP, Gandy CJ. A case study of long-term geochemical evolution of coal waste rock drainage and its remediation. In: Mine water & innovative thinking : proceedings of the International Mine Water Association Symposium, 2010, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. 2010, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada: Cape Breton University Press.
- Kusin FM, Jarvis AP, Gandy CJ. Hydraulic residence time and iron removal in a wetland receiving ferruginous mine water over a 4 year period from commissioning. Water Science and Technology 2010, 62(8), 1937-1946.
- Mayes WM, Potter HAB, Jarvis AP. Inventory of Aquatic Contaminant flux arising from historical metal mining in England and Wales. Science of the Total Environment 2010, 408(17), 3576-3583.
- Caraballo MA, Santofimia E, Jarvis AP. Metal retention, mineralogy, and design considerations of a mature permeable reactive barrier (PRB) for acidic mine water drainage in Northumberland, U.K. American Mineralogist 2010, 95(11-12), 1642-1649.
- Matthies R, Aplin AC, Jarvis AP. Performance of a passive treatment system for net-acidic coal mine drainage over five years of operation. Science of the Total Environment 2010, 408(20), 4877–4885.
- Matthies R, Aplin AC, Boyce AJ, Jarvis AP. Tracking dominant Alkalinity Sources in a Passive Mine Water Treatment System with stable Carbon Isotopes. In: IMWA Mine Water & Innovative Thinking. 2010, Nova Scotia, Canada: International Mine Water Association.
- Mayes WM, Johnston D, Potter HAB, Jarvis AP. A national strategy for identification, prioritisation and management of pollution from abandoned non-coal mine sites in England and Wales. I. Methodology development and initial results. Science of the Total Environment 2009, 407(21), 5435-5447.
- Kruse NA, Gozzard E, Jarvis AP. Determination of hydraulic residence times in several UK mine water treatment systems and their relationship to iron removal. Mine Water and the Environment 2009, 28(2), 115-123.
- Mayes WM, Potter HAB, Jarvis AP. Novel approach to zinc removal from circum-neutral mine waters using pelletised recovered hydrous ferric oxide. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2009, 162(1), 512-520.
- Bowden LI, Jarvis AP, Younger PL, Johnson KL. Phosphorus Removal from Waste Waters Using Basic Oxygen Steel Slag. Environmental Science & Technology 2009, 43(7), 2476-2481.
- Mayes WM, Batty LC, Younger PL, Jarvis AP, Kõiv M, Vohla C, Mander U. Wetland treatment at extremes of pH: a review. Science of the Total Environment 2009, 407(13), 3944-3957.
- Mayes WM, Gozzard E, Potter HAB, Jarvis AP. Quantifying the importance of diffuse minewater pollution in a historically heavily coal mined catchment. Environmental Pollution 2008, 151(1), 165-175.
- Gandy CJ, Smith JWN, Jarvis AP. Attenuation of mining-derived pollutants in the hyporheic zone: A review. Science of the Total Environment 2007, 373(2-3), 435-446.
- Jarvis AP, Moustafa M, Orme PHA, Younger PL. Effective remediation of grossly polluted acidic, and metal-rich, spoil heap drainage using a novel, low-cost, permeable reactive barrier in Northumberland, UK. Environmental Pollution 2006, 143(2), 261-268.
- Burke S, Banwart S, Jarvis A, England A, Younger PL. Up-scaling of oxidation and accretion reactors: engineering and economic considerations. In: Mine Water Treatment: A Decade of Progress. 2002, Newcastle upon Tyne: HERO.
- Jarvis AP, Younger PL. Passive treatment of ferruginous mine waters using high surface area media. Water Research 2001, 35(15), 3643-3648.