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Expert in Surfactant Chemistry

Expert ID: 718567 Texas, USA

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Expert has research and marketing experience in the use of bleach for household laundry, hard surface cleaning, detergents, and other applications. She has studied new peroxygen bleaching compounds, particularly bleach activators and peroxyacids currently being developed for fabric and hard surface cleaning. She has been involved with the market development of bleaching products for commercialization by the major consumer product companies.

Expert has research and industrial experience with household cleaning products. The emphasis of her work has been to study the use of surfactants, bleaches, and builders and the effect of their interactions on a product's performance and stability. She has authored several publications in this area and has recently in multiple publications.

Over the course of her career, Expert has concentrated on applied and fundamental surface chemistry. Topics of particular interest include detergency, emulsification, wetting, rheology of suspensions, liquid crystals, microemulsions, interfacial tension studies, and phase behavior (including phase transitions). Expert has authored several technical publications in this area.

Expert has conducted research on the phase behavior of commercially-available and pure anionic and nonionic surfactants and their ability to form liquid crystals and microemulsions in the presence of either water, oil, salt, or alcohol. The effects of these additives on phase behavior, rheology, and interfacial tensions have been studied and discussed in several of her presentations and publications.

Expert has conducted research on the use of surfactants for recovering oil through the formation of liquid crystalline and microemulsion phases. These were studied using phase behavior, optical microscopy, viscosity, and interfacial tension analyses.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Victoria, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Rice University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant, Bleaches Surfactants & Interfacial Technology Department: Responsibilities: Marketing, Licensing, Product Development and Technical Support for the development of new chemical products for the petrochemical industry and for household applications.
Worked on projects to develop new products for consumer applications using surfactants, bleaches, and “green” chemicals to increase company market share.
Provide technical background, product formulation, and patent studies of consumer and industrial products involving surfactants, bleaches, and other chemicals.
Assist research and product development groups of industry client companies with formulations to provide shelf-stable products which can be marketed effectively.
Years: 1987 to 1990 Employer: Solvay Chemicals Title: New Product Marketing & Development Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: United States, United Kingdom, and Germany Summary: Experience working with oil. chemical, consumer product companies in United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

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Fields of Expertise

bleach, bleach activator, bleaching, bleaching agent, hard surface cleaner, hydrogen peroxide, non-chlorine bleaching, peroxyacetic acid, peroxyacid, powder laundry detergent, powdered detergent, sodium percarbonate, household cleaning product, detergency, liquid detergent, detergent, alkylbenzene sulfonate, cleaning agent, cleaning product, surface chemistry, colloid and interface chemistry, liquid crystal material, microemulsion, surfactant chemistry, surfactant technology, surfactant, anionic surfactant, cationic surfactant, chemical flooding, enhanced oil recovery, surfactant biodegradation, household chemical product, sodium perborate, hydrogen peroxide stabilization, bathroom cleaner, detergent testing, detergent formulation, non-ionic surfactant, Clorox, chlorine bleach, biodegradability, cleaning enzyme, discoloration, surfactant testing, sodium dichloroisocyanurate, dishwashing liquid detergent, cationic detergent, biodegradable detergent, enzyme detergent, sodium silicate, dishwashing, automatic dishwashing machine, quaternary ammonium compound, lightening, Pluronic, fluorescent whitening agent, shear thickening, 1-decanol, fatty alcohol, detergent processing, laundry detergent, detergent technology, colloid technology, calcium hypochlorite, chlorine dioxide, surfactant manufacturing, color removal, fabric softener, petroleum sulfonate, peroxide, home laundry equipment, alcohol solubility, water solubility, automatic dishwashing machine detergent, emulsion (mixture), household product, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, chlorine compound, sodium hypochlorite, soil remediation, biodegradable surfactant, washing machine, viscosity, chlorine environmental effect, chlorine

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