Dr Huw Jones
Dr Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry for Environmental Science and Public Health
BSc PhD MRSC
Huw Jones is a graduate of King's College London. Here he subsequently worked with the Water Research Centre on the effects of heavy metals on nitrogen fixation in agricultural soils via the agency of Rhizobium bacteria. At Middlesex University, where he obtained his PhD, he has investigated the use of macroinvertebrate tissues and developed novel field biomonitoring and statistical techniques to assess the ecotoxicology of hydrocarbons in freshwater.
Since then he has worked as a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in a range of environment and human health issues, specialising in applying his knowledge of chemistry and statistical analysis. He worked with British Airports Authority at London's Heathrow Airport on the development of reed-bed systems for the treatment of pollutants associated with runway runoff and on similar systems for road runoff treatment at the Newbury by-pass. Since then he has worked with the lead crystal glass industry on risk associated with lead and the use of substitute metals including barium and bismuth. He continues to collaborate with the ceramics industry on toxicity of respirable crystalline silica where he provides data analysis guidance. He has also worked on the biokinetics of aluminium and plutonium in the human body as well as analysis of constituents and contaminants of herbal medicines. A Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, he is now a leader in facilitating remediation/mitigation strategies for arsenic contamination in drinking water, a major public health issue in many countries.
- Analytical Chemistry (GC/MS, LC-MS, ICP-OES, AMS and radiochemistry, AAS-hydride generation)
- Environmental Pollution (heavy metals, organics, use of microtoxreg; for sediment toxicity)
- Quantitative Research Methods (expert knowledge in statistical software, experimental design, visualisation of data, multiple regression, time series)
- Water and Wastewater Treatment (conventional and vegetative systems, arsenic treatment)
Recent activities with academics and businesses have focussed on offering advice on methodologies on how to analyse existing data as well as on experimental design robustness (sample sizes/ randomness/ representativeness / realism) as well as presentation of effective visualisation of outputs of quantitative information.
- Environmental pollution
- Research methods
- Water and wastewater treatment
- Environmental chemistry
- Research methods and statistical analysis
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
- Jones H Ankrah S (2009) Arsenic contamination of staple food from mining districts of Obuasi, Ghana (in preparation for submission to Water, Air and Soil Pollution)
- Ying J, Purchase D, Garelick Jones H (2009) Effects of arsenate (As5+) on growth and production of glutathione (GSH) and phytochelatins (PCs) in Chlorella vulgaris. (in preparation for submission to Journal of Basic Microbiology).
- Adeola S, Revitt DM, Shutes B, Garelick H, Jones C Jones H (2009) Constructed wetland control of BOD levels in airport runoff. International Journal of Phytoremediation 11 1-10.
- Garelick H and Jones H (2008) Mitigating arsenic pollution: bridging the gap between knowledge and practice. Chemistry International 30 7-12.
- Garelick H and Jones H (2008). Editors of International Perspectives on Arsenic contamination and remediation (accepted for publication as a special issue of) Reviews in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 197.
- Garelick H, Jones H, Dybowska A, Valsami-Jones E. (2008). Arsenic pollution sources. In Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 197 Special Volume on International Perspectives on Arsenic Pollution and Remediation Ed. Garelick H. and Jones H.
- Jones H, Visoottiviseth P, Bux MK Fouml;ldeacute;nyi R, Kovaacute;ts N, Borbeacute;ly G , Galbaacute;cs Z (2008) Case Reports: Arsenic Pollution in Thailand, Bangladesh and Hungary. In Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 197 Special Volume on International Perspectives on Arsenic Pollution and Remediation Ed. Garelick H. and Jones H.
- Patel J, Ball DJ Jones H. (2008) Factors influencing subjective ranking of driver distractions. Accident analysis and prevention 40 (1) 392-395.
- Chang W, Jones H, Valsami-Jones E and Garelick H (2007) Evaluation Of The Potential Of Iron-Based Hydrotalcite-Like Compounds For The Removal Of Arsenic (V) From Water. Ajimatw. No.5(49). Ecoanalytica of Central Asia 10th -13th October, 2007. Al Farabi University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
- Green C, Donner E, Faulkner H, Garelick H, Jones H, Revitt M, Scholes L. (2007) Water and Health. In: 'Sustainable Water: Chemical Science Priorities' Ed. Hardy,J. Royal Society of Chemistry, London.
- Chang W, Jones H, Valsami-Jones E and Garelick H (2007) Evaluation of arsenic (V) removal from water by hydrotalcite-like compounds. 7th Annual General Meeting of the UK-Chinese Association of Resources and Environment (CARE) 7-8th September, Greenwich, London.
- Scholes L, Mensah R, Revitt DM Jones RH (2007). An investigation of urban water and sediment ecotoxicity in relation to metal concentrations. Proceedings of the 8th Highway and Urban Environment Symposium Series: Alliance for Global Sustainability Book series, Vol. 12 Morrison, Gregory M.; Rauch, Seacute;bastien (Eds.) Springer Press.
- Soonthornchaikul N, Garelick H, Jones H, Jacobs J, Ball, D. Choudhury, M. (2006) Resistance to three antimicrobial agents of Campylobacter isolated from organically- and intensively-reared chickens purchased from retail outlets. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 27 (2) 125-130.
- Garelick H, Bollinger JC, Caussy DH, Dybowska A, Ellis JB, Feldman J. Jones H, Bux MD, Priest N, Shevah Y, Valsami-Jones E, Visoottiviseth, P (2005). Remediation technologies for the removal of arsenic from water and wastewater. Presented at the IUPAC General Assembly. 13-14 August Beijing. China.
- Garelick, H. Jones R.H. (2005) Water Quality in: Environmental and Ecological Chemistry, edited by Sabljic, A. in Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of UNESCO, Paris. Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK.
- Garelick H Jones H. (2005) Remediation Technologies for the Removal of Arsenic from Water and Wastewater Chemistry International 27 4.
- Revitt, DM, Shutes, RBE, Jones, RH, Forshaw, M and Winter, B (2004). The performances of vegetative treatment systems for highway runoff during dry and wet conditions. The Science of the Total Environment 334/335 261-270.