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Expert in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Material Science

Expert ID: 736323 Texas, USA

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Expert has over 25 years of industrial experience in a variety of areas ranging from chemical synthesis, pharmaceutical chemistry, sensors, light to energy conversion, membranes, nanotechnology, security technology, analytical methods, chemical additives, combinatorial chemistry and process separation technologies.

Expert is the co-inventor in 21 United States Invention Patents on various subjects relating to technology development. Expert has completed a number of technical projects, plant troubleshooting visits and business development initiatives for Eastman Kodak, Porous Media, Pentair, General Electric and Sulphur Experts in the Latin America, Europe, Middle East, US and Canada regions. He has authored several papers and seminars on a variety of subjects. Recently Expert has focused on enhancing process efficiency, plant profitability, and equipment reliability with reduced use of resources.

Expert has a unique combination of technical and analytic skills for troubleshooting. He has distinctive capabilities and expertise at the interface of process engineering and chemistry. This enables Expert to perform accurate root-cause analysis and develop sound practical solutions.

Currently, Expert is appointment as Managing Director. Expert is also a Board of Directors at Exion Systems. Expert is a member of the Advisory Board for Gas Processing and LNG Magazine, member of the Advisory Board for International Refining and Petrochemical Conference, member at the American Filtration & Separations (AFS) Society Southwest Region Chapter, and member of the Gas Processors Association, Section M.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston - The Woodlands - Spring - Conroe

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1990 Degree: BS Subject: Industrial Chemistry Institution: Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Year: 1992 Degree: MS Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Year: 2002 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: Indiana University Bloomington

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director Department: Responsibilities: Provides technical services, advanced technologies and materials for the a number of industrial and consumer applications worldwide with the objective of positively impacting overall human lives and plant economics, reliably and waste. The company assists industries today with process engineering, advanced analytics and expert consulting. Impacts additional industries such as electric power, healthcare and mining. The company has proprietary systems, chemical technologies and materials for critical applications. Takes a neutral and unbiased position on all projects. This philosophy gives the company credibility as an effective troubleshooter and objective solutions developer.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Sulfur Experts Title: Senior Consultant & Co-Founder, Filtration Division Department: Responsibilities: Systems optimization and troubleshooting for filtration and separation systems in Amine Treating, Sour Water Stripping and Sulphur Recovery operations (Refinery and Gas Plants).
Years: 2007 to 2010 Employer: Pentair Title: Business Development Department: Responsibilities: Advanced Process Separation Technologies
Years: 2003 to 2006 Employer: General Electric Title: Project Leader Department: Responsibilities: New Technology Development for Oil & Gas

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Project Management
General Electric April 2004

Six Sigma
General Electric December 2003

Certified Quality Technician
American Society for Quality September 1993
Professional Appointments
Exion Systems LLC
Board of Directors and Technology Leader

Gas Processing & LNG Magazine
Member, Advisory Board Committee

Gas Processing & LNG Magazine
Member, Advisory Board Committee

International Refining and Petrochemical Conference
Member, Advisory Board Committee

American Filtration and Separation Society
Member, Southwest Region Chapter

GPA
Member, Section M
Publications and Patents Summary
1. Finding the Solution
Hydrocarbon Engineering Magazine
2. The Science of Separation
LNG Industry
3. Contamination in Gas Compression: Causes, Effects, and Solutions
PTQ Gas
4. Look Beneath the Surface
World Pipelines Magazine
5. Manage contaminants in LNG feed gas and cryogenic processing - Part 1
Gas Processing Magazine 2020
6. Manage contaminants in LNG feed gas and cryogenic processing - Part 2
Gas Processing Magazine
7. Cost-Effective, Modular Technologies for Butane, Propane and NGL Treating
Gas Processing Magazine
8. Identifying and Managing Contaminants in LNG Feed
Gas Compression Magazine
9. Feed Gas Conditioning to LNG Processing Plants
LNG Magazine
10. LNG Troubleshooting
Hydrocarbon Engineering Magazine
11. Manage Contaminants in LNG Feed and Cryogenic Processing - Part 2
Gas Processing Magazine
12. Manage Contaminants in LNG Feed and Cryogenic Processing - Part 1
Gas Processing Magazine
13. Case studies of troubleshooting amine treating foaming - Part 2
Gas Processing Magazine
14. Case studies of troubleshooting amine treating foaming - Part 1
Gas Processing Magazine
15. War Stories from Foaming Front
PTQ Magazine Gas
16. Analysis of semi-solid “shoe polish” material in a refinery TGTU
Gas Processing Magazine
17. Managing Process Contaminants in Amine Units
Nexo Solutions Publication
18. Feed Conditioning Technologies for Gas Processing Plants
PTQ Magazine
19. Manage contaminants in amine units Part 2: Rich amine filtration, inlet separation & amine foaming
Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine
20. Managing process contaminants in amine units Part 1: Lean amine filtration
Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine
21. Surfactant-stabilized emulsions in amine units for LPG treating
PTQ Magazine
22. Surfactant Contaminants in Feed Gas Streams to Amine Units—The Phantom Foaming Agent
Gas Processing Magazine
23. Novel H2S Removal Technology Proved in Gas Treating Field Tests
Oil and Gas Journal
24. Manage Activated Carbon Effects on MDEA Solution Foaming
Gas Processing Magazine
25. Remove mercaptans from hydrocarbon condensates and NGL streams
Gas Processing News Magazine
26. Improve LPG treating via advanced amine-solvent recovery technologies
Hydrocarbon Processing
27. Solid Sludge (Shoe Polish) Evaluation in Refinery Amine & Tail Gas Treating Units
Filtration News
28. Activated carbon impact on MDEA amine solutions
Filtration + Separation
29. Filtration and Separation: Avoid Common Errors
Chemical Engineering Magazine
30. The Seven Deadly Sins of Filtration and Separation Systems
Gas Processing News
31. Controle de Contaminação em Unidades de Amina e TGT (Tail Gas Treating)
Revista Meio Filtrante
32. Examine Inlet Separation Technologies for Increased Reliability
Gas Processing News
33. Natural Gas Contaminants in Compressor Feeds
Compressor Tech2
34. Choose Optimal Feed Conditioning Strategies for Gas Processing
Gas Processing Magazine
35. Hydrocarbon Contamination in Amine Acid Gas
Sulphur Journal
36. Reducing Hydrocarbons and Solids Contamination in Sour Water Strippers
Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine
37. Filtration and Separation in Sulfur Recovery
Chemical Engineering Magazine
38. Fouling Solutions - is Suspended Solids Filtration the Right Answer?
Filtration News
39. Process Industries: Mitigating the Fouling Menace
Filtration + Separation Magazine
40. Strategies for Minimizing Hydrocarbon Contamination in Amine Acid Gas
Sulphur Journal
41. Troubleshooting Contamination in Gas Compression
Compressor Tech 2
42. Reducing Hydrocarbons in Sour Water Stripper Acid Gas
Sulphur Journal
43. Amine Unit Contamination Overview
American Filtration and Separation Society Web Article

PATENTS
1. Method for Removing Amine from a Contaminated Hydrocarbon Streams
United States Patent
2. System for the Treatment of Mercaptan Contaminated Hydrocarbon Streams
United States Patent
3. System for the Treatment of Contaminated Hydrocarbon Streams
United States Patent
4. Removal of Hydrocarbon Contaminants
United States Patent
5. Material compositions for sensors for determination of chemical species at trace concentrations
United States Patent
6. Rinsable metal pretreatment methods and compositions
United States Patent
7. Method for removing calcium from crude oil
United States Patent
8. Dynamic desalter simulator
United States Patent
9. Material compositions for sensors for determination of chemical species at trace concentrations and method of using sensors
United States Patent
10. Separatory and emulsion breaking processes
United States Patent
11. Medical article and method of making and using the same
United States Patent
12. Emulsion breaking process
United States Patent
13. Marked article and method of making the same
United States Patent
14. Serine protease inhibitors
United States Patent
15. Serine protease inhibitors
United States Patent
16. Serine protease inhibitors
United States Patent
17. Serine protease inhibitors
United States Patent
18. Serine protease inhibitors
United States Patent
19. Serine protease inhibitors
United States Patent
20. Serine protease inhibitors
United States Patent
21. Multiactive electrophotographic elements containing electron transport agents
United States Patent

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
5 Cases to date. Details available upon request.
Training / Seminars
CONFERENCES - Presented at

1. Hydroprocessing Catalyst Bed Protection Using Feed Generated Contaminant Testing
International Refining and Petrochemicals Eurasia 2020
2. Energy Minimization in Gas Processing
GPA Midstream Association Convention 2020
3. Understanding and Improving the Operation of an Amine System
SynGas Conference 2020
4. Startup Troubleshooting in Amine Units for LNG Plants
GPA Midstream Association Convention 2020
5. Emulsion Formation via Surfactant Contaminants in Amine Unit LPG Contactors
Refcomm Galveston 2020
6. Identifying and Managing Contaminants in LNG Feed Gas and Cryogenic Processing
GPA Midstream Association Convention 2019
7. War Stories from Foaming Front
Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference 2019
8. New Technologies for Mercaptan Removal in Natural Gas Liquids
Gastech, 2018
9. New Mercaptans Removal Technologies for Treating Hydrocarbon Streams
Gas Processor Association National Convention 2018
10. New Inlet Feed Gas Conditioning Technologies for Contaminant Removal in Amine Units
Gas Processor Association National Convention 2018
11. Surfactant Contaminants in Feed Gas Streams to Amine Units: The Hidden Foaming Agent
Europe Gas Processor Association National Convention 2017
12. Surfactant Contaminants in Feed Gas Streams to Amine Units: The Hidden Foaming Agent
Gas Processor Association National Convention 2017
13. New Technologies for H2S and Mercaptans Removal in Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids
Gas Pro 2016
14. Feedstock Contaminant Separation Impacts: Process Stability, Equipment Reliability and Plant Capacity
Petchem Tech Forum 2016
15. Feed Contamination to Amine and Sour Water Stripper Units Affecting the Sulfur Recovery Process
RefComm 2016
16. Exion GT: The Next Generation of Hydrogen Sulfide Removal Technologies for Natural Gas Treating
Gas Processors Association 2016
17. Mercaptans Removal from Hydrocarbon Condensates and NGL Streams
Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference 2016
18. Amine System Filtration: How to Maximize Benefits
SOGAT 2015
19. LPG Treating Throughput Improvement Using Amine Solvent Recovery Technologies
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers 2015
20. Oil & Gas Process Separation Scale-Up Part 1: Sour Water and Sour Gas
AICHE 2014
21. Evaluating Inlet Gas Separation Systems for Plant Reliability
American Filtration & Separations Society, National Conference 2014
22. Where Filtration Fails - Media Sealing and Related Economics
American Filtration & Separations Society, National Conference 2014
23. The Seven Deadly Sins of Sour Water Stripping
AFPM 2014
24. Reducing Hydrocarbons in Sour Water Stripper Acid Gas
LRGCC 2014
25. Seven Deadly Sins of Filtration and Separation Systems in Gas Processing
Gas Processors National Convention 2013
26. Feed Conditioning Strategies for Gas Processing
SOGAT 2013
27. Innovation in H2S Removal Technologies for the Oil & Gas and Chemical Processing Industries
Chemminovations Conference 2013
28. Sour Water Production and Processing in Oil Gas Operations
American Filtration & Separations Society National Meeting 2013
29. Suspended Solids Fouling and Column Protection Using Separation Technologies
American Filtration & Separations Society National Meeting 2013
30. Process Reliability in Amine Units by Contamination Control
Chemnovations Conference 2012
31. Inlet Gas Coalescence for Reliability and Capacity Increase
American Filtration and Separation Society National Meeting 2012
32. Pretreatment of Organic Materials for Selective Separation in Sensor Applications
American Filtration and Separation Society National Meeting 2012
33. Chemically Assisted Separation Technologies
American Filtration and Separation Society National Meeting 2012
34. Gas Coalescer Failure Modes and Effects
American Filtration and Separation Society National Meeting 2012
35. Filtration and Separation Technologies in the Sulphur Trail
Sulphur Conference 2011
36. Overview of Amine Unit Filtration and Separation Systems
American Filtration and Separation Society Regional Meeting 2011
37. The Seven Sins of Filtration and Separation systems
American Filtration and Separation Society National Meeting 2011


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Language Proficiency
Spanish
Portuguese
English

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