Research interests include industrial and municipal wastewater treatment process development, modeling and optimization. Previous research has included (student researchers names are in brackets):
Research Currently in Progress
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
Ikehata, K., Buchanan I.D, and Smith, D.W.(2004) Extracellular peroxidase production by Coprinus species from urea treated soil. Can. J. Microbiol. 50(1). 1-4.
Ikehata, K., Buchanan I.D, and Smith, D.W.(2004) Recent developments in the production of extracellular fungal peroxidases and laccases for waste treatment. J. Environ. Eng. and Sci.3(1), 1-19.
Ikehata, K., Buchanan I.D, and Smith, D.W.(2003) Treatment of oil refinery wastewater using crude Coprinus cinereus peroxidase and hydrogen peroxide. J. Environ. Eng. and Sci. 2(6). 463-472.
Ikehata, K., and Buchanan, I.D. (2002) Screening of Coprinus species for the production of extracellular peroxidase and evaluation of the enzyme for the treatment of aqueous phenol. Environ. Tech. 23. 1355-1367.
Villalobos, D.A., and Buchanan, I.D., (2002) Removal of aqueous phenol by Arthromyces ramosus peroxidase. J. Environ. Eng.. Sci. 1(1), 65-73.
Buchanan, I.D., and Han, Y.-S., (2000) Assessment of the potential or Arthromyces ramosus peroxidase to remove phenol from industrial wastewaters. Environ. Tech., 21, 545-552.
Buchanan, I.D. and Nicell, J.A., (1999) A simplified model of peroxidase-catalyzed phenol polymerization and precipitation. J. Chem. Tech. Biotech., 74(7), 669-674.
Buchanan, I.D. and Nicell, J.A., and Wagner, M. (1998) Reactor models for horseradish peroxidase-catalyzed aromatic removal ASCE J. Environ. Engrg., 124(9), 794-802.
Buchanan, I.D., and Nicell, J.A., (1998) Kinetics of peroxidase interactions in the presence of a protective additive. J. Chem. Tech. Biotech., 72, 32-32.
Buchanan, I.D., Nicell, J.A., (1997) Model development for horseradish peroxidase-catalyzed removal of aqueous phenol. Biotech. Bioeng., 54(3), 251-261.
Nicell, J.A., Saadi, K.W., and Buchanan, I.D., (1995) Phenol polymerization and precipitation by peroxidase and an additive. Biores. Tech., 54, 5-16.
Ikehata, K., Buchanan I.D, and Smith, D.W. (2003). Production of Enzymes for Environmental Applications – A Review. In: Waste Water Treatment Using Enzymes. A. Sakurai (ed). Research Signpost, Kerala India. 40 p.
Buchanan, I. and Leduc, R., (1994). Probabilistic design of multi-stage rotating biological contactors. In: Stochastic and Statistical Methods In Hydrology And Environmental Engineering, Vol. 4, K.W. Hipel and L. Fang, (ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 113-125.
Yun, G., Ikehata, K. and Buchanan, I.D., (2002) Colour and chloride removal from kraft pulp mill effluent using ion exchange. CSCE/EWRI of ASCE Environmental Engineering Conference, Niagara ON. July 21-24.
Ikehata, K. and Buchanan, I.D., (2002) Screening of coprinus species for the production of extracellular peroxidase and evaluation of its applicability to the treatment of aqueous phenol. CSCE/EWRI of ASCE Environmental Engineering Conference, Niagara ON. July 21-24.
Topnik, J.M., Smith, D.W., and Buchanan, I.D., (2000) Iron in Wastewater: Effect on Quartz Sleeve Scale. WEFTEC North America 2000. Anaheim, CA. October 14-18.
Stark, H.L., S.J. Stanley, and I.D. Buchanan. (2000) The Application of Artificial Neural Networks to Water Demand Modelling. CSCE 28th Annual Conference, London, Ont. 7-10 June.
Buchanan, I.D., and Nicell, J.A., (1999) Application of a simplified model of peroxidase-catalyzed phenol removal from aqueous solution to continuous flow reactors. CSCE 27th Annual Conference, Regina, Sask. 2-5 June 1999. Volume IV, pp. 231-240.
Buchanan, I.D., and Nicell, J.A., (1997) Kinetic model of peroxidase-catalyzed removal of aromatic compounds from aqueous solution. Proceedings of the CSCE/ASCE Environmental Engineering Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, 22-26 July 1997, pp.1453-1464.
Mao, X., Buchanan, I.D., and Stanley, S.J. (2004). Low temperature wastewater treatment using fungal peroxidases. Cold Regions Engineering. 12th International Specialty Conference. IWCSE/CSCE. Edmonton Alberta. May 16-19.
Ikehata, K. and Buchanan, I.D. (2002) Removal of phenols from oil refinery wastewater with extracellular fungal peroxidase and hydrogen peroxide. American Chemical Society Annual Conference. Boston MA, Aug 18-22.
Chiarella, R., Buchanan, I.D., and Smith, D.W. (2000) Control of H2S in anaerobic digester sludge. 2000 Western Canada Water and Wastewater Association Annual Conference Winnipeg, Man. October 17-19.
Han, Y.-S., Buchanan, I.D., Hahn, A., and Han, M. (2000) Potential application of Arthromyces ramosus peroxidase to the removal of phenol from industrial wastewaters. Korean Society of Environmental Engineers Spring Conference proceedings. Seoul, Korea. May 2000.
Topnik, J.M., Smith, D.W., and Buchanan, I.D., (1999) Iron in Wastewater: Effect on Quartz Sleeve Scale. 1999 Western Canada Water and Wastewater Association Annual Conference Saskatoon, Sask. October 18-20.
Stark, H.L., S.J. Stanley, and I.D. Buchanan. (1999) Water Demand Forecasting Using Artificial Neural Networks. OWWA and OMWA Joint Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ont., Canada., May 16-19,1999.
Nicell, J.A. and Buchanan, I.D. (1996) A mechanistic model for the enzymatic oxidation of aqueous phenols. 12th Eastern Regional Conference, CAWQ (Canadian Association on Water Quality), Burlington, Ontario.
Buchanan, I.D. and Nicell, J.A. (1995) Kinetics of horseradish peroxidase catalyzed phenol removal from aqueous solution. 11th Eastern Regional Conference, CAWQ, Ste. Foy, Quebec, 27 October. p. 2.
Industrial water quantity and quality requirements. Characteristics of wastes, inplant controls, product recovery; effluent characteristics, chemical and toxic properties, pretreatment and treatment design theory and methodology, water reclamation and reuse regulations.Fall Term 2020
Detailed and advanced design of water supply systems, sewerage, and storm drains. Rates of flow and hydraulics of networks and sewers, rainfall-runoff analysis, storm water storage, and loads on conduits. Extensive computer simulation of systems. Prerequisites: CIV E 331.Fall Term 2020
Design of water supply, water treatment, wastewater treatment, or sewerage and storm water management facilities. Course includes major design projects, field trips, and presentations. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisites: ENV E 324 and 421. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.Winter Term 2021