Dena W. McMartin

Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC
Associate Vice-President (Academic and Research), Professor, Environmental Systems Engineering

Office: AH 524
Phone: 306-585-5551
Fax: 306-585-4855

Research interests
Watershed Management, Water Treatment, Extreme Water Events associated with Climate Change, Agricultural Water and Environmental Performance Monitoring, Source Water Protection and Planning

Ph.D., (Environmental Engineering) University of Saskatchewan
M.Sc., (Environmental Engineering) University of Saskatchewan
B.Sc., (Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering) University of Saskatchewan

Program Area

Environmental Systems Engineering

Research Activities:

Watershed Management: Water Quality and Treatment Systems

-       Impacts of and Vulnerabilities to Climate Extremes on Rural Water Quality and Quantity

-       Oilsands Impacts on Water Quality: Characterization and Treatment

-       Water Scarcity and Access Challenges

-       Agricultural Impacts on Water Quality and Quantity, including Hydrology

Selected Publications:

Ajaero, C., D.W. McMartin, K.M. Peru, J. Bailey, M. Haakensen, R. Martz, V. Friesen, H. Chen, A.M. McKenna, Y.E. Corilo, J.V. Headley. 2017. Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry characterization of hydroponically treated Athabasca OSPW with wetland plants. Energy & Fuels. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b02643.

Zanacic, E., D.W. McMartin, J. Stavrinides. 2017. From source to filter: changes in microbial communities during potable water treatment. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 63(6):546-558. DOI: 10.1139/cjm-2017-0077

Chairawiwut, W., D.W. McMartin, S. Azam. 2016. Synthetic Solution Potash Brine Salts Removal by Non Planted Constructed Wetlands. Water 8: 113-121. DOI: 10.3390/w8040113

Zanacic, E., J. Stavrinides, D.W. McMartin. 2016. Field-Analysis of Potable Water Quality and Ozone Efficiency in Ozone-Assisted Biological Filtration Systems for Surface Water Treatment. Water Research 104: 397-407. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.08.043

Barrow, M.P., K.M. Peru, D.W. McMartin, J.V. Headley. 2015. Effects of Extraction pH on the Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometer Profiles of Athabasca Oil Sands Process Water. Energy & Fuels DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b02086

Headley, JV, P Kumar, A Dalai, KM Peru, J Bailey, DW McMartin, SM Rowland, RP Rodgers, AG Marshall. 2015. Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry Characterization of Treated Athabasca Oil Sands Processed Waters. Energy & Fuels 29: 2768−2773. DOI: 10.1021/ef502007b

Peter, S., K.M. Peru, B. Fahlman, D.W. McMartin, J.V. Headley. 2014. HPLC ESI MS Characterization of Flavonoids and Flavonoid Glycosides from a Caribbean Lamiaceae Plant with Bio-accumulator potential. Journal of Environmental Science and Health B 50: 819-826. DOI: 10.1080/03601234.2015.1058103

Andreichuk, I., D.W. McMartin and D. Sauchyn. 2015. Long-term availability of water for solution potash mining in Saskatchewan. Proceedings of Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments 2015. Vancouver, BC. April 2015.

Headley, J.V., K.M. Peru, M.H. Mohamed, L. Wilson, D.W. McMartin, M.M. Mapolelo, V.V. Lobodin, R.P. Rodgers and A.G. Marshall. 2014. Atmospheric Pressure Photoionization Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry Characterization of Tunable Carbohydrate-Based Materials for Sorption of Oil Sands Naphthenic Acids. Energy & Fuels 28(3):1611-1616. doi: 10.1021/ef401640n

McMartin, D.W. 2014. Engineers: Problem solving in society. Scholarly and Research Communication 5(1): 0101136, 4 pp.

McMartin, D.W. and B.H. Hernani Merino. 2014. Analysing the Links between Agriculture and Climate Change: Can “Best Management Practices” Be Responsive to Climate Extremes? International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance, and Ecology 10(1): 50-62. doi: 10.1504/IJARGE.2014.061042

Ortiz, X., K.J. Jobst, E.J. Reiner, S.M. Backus, K.M. Peru, D.W. McMartin, G. O'Sullivan, V.Y. Taguchi and J.V. Headley. 2014. Characterization of Naphthenic Acids by Gas Chromatography- Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry 86(15): 7666–7673. doi: 10.1021/ac501549p

Sammel, A.J. and D.W. McMartin. 2014. Water Sciences: Literacy Needs Assessment, Differences, and Values for Students in Education and Engineering. Creative Education 5(10): 835-848. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.510097

Cade-Menun, B.J., G. Bell, S. Baker-Ismail, Y. Fouli, K. Hodder, D.W. McMartin, C. Perez-Valdivia, K. Wu. 2013. Nutrient loss from Saskatchewan cropland and pasture in spring snow melt runoff. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 93:1-14. doi:10.4141/CJSS2012-042

Gottinger, A.M., S.V. Baht, D.W. McMartin, T.E.S. Dahms. 2013. Fluorescent Microspheres as Surrogates to Assess (Oo)Cyst Removal Efficacy from a Modified Slow Sand BioFiltration Water Treatment System. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – AQUA 62(3): 129-137. doi:10.2166/aqua.2013.104

Gottinger, A.M., D.W. McMartin, D. Wild, B Moldovan. 2013. Integration of ZVI/Sand Beds into Biological Treatment Systems for Uranium Removal from Drinking Water Wells in Rural Canada. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 40(10): 945-950. doi: 10.1139/cjce-2012-0512

Nelson, K.Y., D.W. McMartin, C. Yost, K. Runtz. 2013. Point-of-Use Water Disinfection Using UV Light Emitting Diodes to Reduce Bacterial Contamination. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. doi: 10.1007/s11356-013-1564-6.

Okochi, N.C. and D.W. McMartin. 2012. Influence of Environmental and System Conditions on Stormwater Treatment Using Electric Arc Furnace Steel Slag. Water 4: 321-344. doi: 10.3390/w4020321.

Razban, B., K.Y. Nelson, D.R. Cullimore, J. Cullimore, D.W. McMartin. 2012. Quantitative bacteriological assessment of aerobic wastewater treatment quality and plant performance. Journal of Environmental Science and Health A47: 1-7. doi: 10.1080/10934529.2012.660093.