Jean-Louis Salager S.

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Director Honorario / Honorary Director - Formulación, emulsiones, inversión / Formulation, emulsions, inversion

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Profesor Titular / Professor (Emeritus), Jubilado activo, Escuela de Ingeniería Química
Universidad de Los Andes

Licenciado/BS (1966) e Ingeniero/Eng BS ENSIC (1967), Université de Nancy France
MSc (1970), PhD (1977), Postdoc (1978) University of Texas at Austin USA
Sistema de Promoción del investigador / Research Ranking (ONCTI) 2009 PPI nivel 4

Director-fundador / Founder and former director, Escuela de Ingeniería Química (1970-1975) y del Laboratorio FIRP (1978-2006)
Editor-en-Jefe / Editor in Chief, Journal of Surfactants & Detergents.  American Oil Chemists’ Society (desde/since 2008)

Supervisión de tesis / thesis supervisor: 100 de pregrado/undergraduate, 60 de MSc & Dr/PhD
Producción científica / Scientific Production: 20 capítulos de libro/book chapters, más de 300 artículos y comunicaciones / more than 300 articles and communications

Areas investigativas de interés / Research fields of interest
Formulación de sistemas surfactante-agua-aceite, micro/macroemulsiones, inversión de fase, espumas.
Formulation of surfactant-oil/water systems, micro/macroemulsions, phase inversion, foams.

Responsable de contratos de investigación, desarrollo y servicios sobre / Responsible of research, development and service contracts in
Recuperación mejorada del petróleo, deshidratación, transporte emulsionado, lodos de perforación,  formulación de emulsiones, espumas y dispersiones. Aplicaciones en otros productos diversos / Enhanced oil recovery, dehydration, emulsified transport, drilling muds, formulation of emulsions, foams and dispersions. Other applications.

Publicaciones seleccionadas / Selected publications

SALAGER J. L., MORGAN J., , SCHECHTER R. S.,  WADE W. H., Optimum formulation of surfactant-oil-water systems for minimum tension and phase behavior, Soc. Petroleum Eng. J.,  19: 107-115 (1979) [79_SPEJ_Salager]

SALAGER J. L., MIÑANA-PEREZ M., PEREZ-SANCHEZ M., RAMIREZ-GOUVEIA M., ROJAS C., Surfactant-oil-water systems near the affinity inversion - Part III: The two kinds of emulsion inversion, J. Dispersion Sci. Technology4: 313-329 (1983) [83_JDST_Salager_Part3]

ANTON R. E., SALAGER J. L., Emulsion instability in the three-phase behavior region of surfactant-alcohol-oil-brine systems, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 111: 54-59 (1986) [86_JCIS_Anton]

SALAGER J. L., Phase Transformation and Emulsion Inversion on the Basis of Catastrophe Theory. In Encyclopedia of Emulsion Technology,  P. Becher Ed., vol. 3, Cap. 2, 79-134, M. Dekker, New York (1988).

SALAGER J. L., The fundamental basis for the action of a chemical dehydrant. Influence of the physical and chemical formulation on the stability of an emulsion, International Chem. Engineering 30: 103-116 (1990) [90_IChE_Salager]

GRACIAA A., LACHAISE J., CUCUPHAT C., BOURREL M., SALAGER J. L., Improving solubilization in micro-emulsions with additives - 1 : The lipophilic linker role, Langmuir  9: 669-672 (1993) [93_LANG_Graciaa_page1]

MIÑANA-PEREZ M., GRACIAA A., LACHAISE J., SALAGER J. L., Solubilization of polar oils with extended surfactants, Colloids & Surfaces A. 100: 217-224 (1995) [95_COLSUA_Minana]

YSAMBERTT F., CABRERA W., MARQUEZ N., SALAGER J. L., Analysis of Ethoxylated nonylphenol surfactants by High Performance Size Exclusion Chromatography (HPSEC), J. Liquid Chromatography, 18: 1157-1171 (1995)

SALAGER J. L., Quantifying the Concept of Physico-Chemical Formulation in Surfactant-Oil-Water Systems, Progress Colloid & Polymer Science 100: 137-142 (1996) [96_PCPS_Salager]

SALAGER J.L., GRACIAA A., LACHAISE J., Improving solubilization in microemulsions with additives. Part III: Optimization of the lipophilic linker, J. Surfactants & Detergents 1: 403-406 (1998) [96_JSD_Salager_page1]

SALAGER J. L., Microemulsions, en Handbook of Detergents - part A: Properties,  G. Broze Ed., Surfactant Science Series vol. 82, Chapter 8, pp 253-302, Marcel Dekker  New York (1999)

SALAGER J. L., Emulsion properties and related know-how to attain them, en Pharmaceutical Emulsions and Suspensions,  F. Nielloud & G. Marti-Mestres, Eds., Drugs and Pharmaceutical Science Series vol. 105, Chap. 3, pp. 73-125, Marcel Dekker, New York (2000)

SALAGER J. L., MARQUEZ N., GRACIAA A., LACHAISE J., Partitioning of ethoxylated octylphenol surfactants in microemulsion-oil-water systems. Influence of temperature and relation between partitioning coefficient and physicochemical formulation, Langmuir, 16: 5534-5539 (2000) [00_LANG_Salager_page1]

SALAGER J. L., BRICEÑO M. I., BRACHO C. L., Heavy Hydrocarbon Emulsions - Making use of the State of the Art in Formulation Engineering, en Encyclopedic Handbook of Emulsion Technology, J. Sjöblom, Ed., Chapter 20 pp. 455-495, Marcel Dekker New York (2001)

SALAGER J. L., ANDEREZ J. M., BRICEÑO M. I., PEREZ M., RAMIREZ M., Emulsification Yield related to Formulation and Composition variables as well as Stirring Energy, Revista Técnica Ing. Univ. Zulia, 25: 129-139 (2002) [02_RTIUZ_Salager]

ALLOUCHE J., TYRODE E., SADTLER V., CHOPLIN L. SALAGER J. L., Single and Two Step Emulsification to Prepare a Persistent Multiple Emulsion with a Surfactant-Polymer Mixture, Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research  42: 3982-3988 (2003)

SALAGER J. L., FORGIARINI A., MARQUEZ L., PEÑA A. A., PIZZINO A., RODRIGUEZ M. P., RONDON M. Using Emulsion Inversion in Industrial Processes, Advances Colloid Interface Sci., 108-109: 259-272 (2004)

SALAGER J. L., ANTON R. E., SABATINI D. A., HARWELL J. H., ACOSTA E. J., TOLOSA L. I., Enhancing Solubilization in Microemulsion – State of the Art and Current Trends, J. Surfactants & Detergents 8: 3-21 (2005)

SALAGER J. L., ANTON R. E., SABATINI D. A., HARWELL J. H., ACOSTA E. J., TOLOSA L. I., Enhancing Solubilization in Microemulsion – State of the Art and Current Trends, J. Surfactants & Detergents 8: 3-21 (2005)

RONDON-GONZALEZ M., SADTLER V., CHOPLIN L., SALAGER J. L. Emulsion Catastrophic Inversion from Abnormal to Normal Morphology. 5. Effect of the Water-to-Oil Ratio and Surfactant Concentration on the Inversion Produced by Continuous Stirring. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 45: 3074-3080 (2006)

RONDON M., BOURIAT P., LACHAISE J., SALAGER J. L., Breaking of W/O emulsions. Part 1: Physicochemical phenomenology of demulsifier action. Energy & Fuels  20, 1600-1604 (2006) [06_E&F_Rondon_page1]

SALAGER J. L. Emulsion Phase Inversion Phenomena. In Emulsions and Emulsion Stability,  J. Sjöblom Ed., 2nd Edition.  Surfactant Science Sereis N° 132. Chap. 4 pp 185-226. Taylor and Francis, London (2006)

SALAGER J. L., ANTON R., AUBRY J. M. Formulation des émulsions par la méthode HLD.  Techniques de l’Ingénieur, Vol. Génie des Procédés, chapitre J2-158 : 1-15(2006)

QUESTE S., SALAGER J. L., STREY R., AUBRY J. M., The EACN Scale for oil classification revisited thanks to fish diagrams. J. Colloid Interface Science 312: 98-107 (2007)

RONDON M., PEREIRA J. C., BOURIAT P., GRACIAA A., LACHAISE J., SALAGER J. L. Breaking of water-in-crude oil emulsions. 2: Influence of asphaltene concentration and diluent nature on demulsifier action. Energy & Fuels 22: 702-707 (2008)

SALAGER J. L., SCORZZA C., FORGIARINI A., ARANDIA M. A., PIETRANGELI G., MANCHEGO L., VEJAR F. Amphiphilic Mixtures versus Surfactant Structures with Smooth Polarity Transition across Interface to Improve Solubilization Performance. 7th World Surfactant Congress CESIO, Paris June 23-25, 2008 [08_CESIO_Salager]

ANTON R.E., ANDEREZ J. M., BRACHO C., VEJAR F., SALAGER J. L. Practical surfactant mixing rules based on the attainment of microemulsion-oill-water three-phase behavior systems. In Interfacial Processes and Molecular Aggregation. R. Narayanan Ed., Advances Polymer Science, vol. 218 : 83-113 (2008)

SALAGER J. L., CHOPLIN L. Mousses:  Formation, formulation et propriétés. Techniques de l’Ingénieur, Vol. Génie des Procédés. J2-200, 1-14 (2008)

SALAGER J. L., ANTON R. E., FORGIARINI A., MARQUEZ L. Formulation of Microemulsions. Chapter 3. In Microemulsions — Background, new concepts, applications, perspectives. C. Stubenrauch, Ed. Chap. 3, pp 84-121, Blackwell Pub. Oxford UK (2008).

ALVAREZ G., POTEAU S., ARGILLIER J.-F., LANGEVIN D., SALAGER J.-L. Heavy oil-water interfacial properties and emulsion stability: Influence of dilution. Energy & Fuels 23: 294-299 (2009)

PIZZINO A., CATTE M., VAN HECKE E., SALAGER J. L., AUBRY J. M. On-line light backscattering tracking of the transitional phase inversion of emulsions. Colloids Surfaces A. 338: 148-154 (2009) [09_COLSUA_Pizzino_page1]

ARANDIA M. A., FORGIARINI A. M., SALAGER J .L. Resolving an Enhanced Oil Recovery Challenge: Optimum formulation of a surfactant-oil-water System made insensitive to Dilution. J. Surfactants & Detergents 13: 119-126 (2010)

SALAGER J.L., BULLON J., PIZZINO A., RONDON-GONZALEZ M., TOLOSA L. Emulsion Formulation Engineering for the Practitioner. Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science, 1:1, 1-6. P. Somasundaran Ed., Taylor & Francis (2010)

ZERPA L.E., SALAGER J.L., KOH C.A., SLOAN E.D., SUM A.K., Surface chemistry and gas hydrates in flow assurance. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 50: 188-197 (2011)

PARUTA-TUAREZ E., SADTLER V., MARCHAL P., CHOPLIN L., SALAGER J.L., Making use of the Formulation-Composition Map to prepare Highly concentrated emulsions with particular rheological properties. Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research 50: 2380-2387 (2011)

KAKADJIAN S. R., ZAMORA F., GARZA T., MARQUEZ de SANTIS L., SALAGER J. L. Composition and methods for gas well treatment. US Patent 7,989,404B2 (Aug. 1, 2011)

PEREIRA J.C., DELGADO J.G., SCORZZA C., RONDON M., SALAGER J.L. Breaking of water-in-crude emulsions. 4. Estimation of the demulsifier surfactant performance to destabilize the asphaltenes effect. Energy & Fuels 25: 1045-1050 (2011)

QUINTERO L., JONES T. A., CLARK D. E., GABRYSCH A. D., FORGIARINI A., SALAGER J. L., Single phase microemulsions and in situ microemulsions for cleaning formation damage. US Patent 8,091,646 B2 (January 10, 2012)

SALAGER J.L., FORGIARINI A., BULLON J. Surfactant Formulation to Reach the Ultralow Interfacial Tension required for Enhanced Oil Recovery. Chap. 5. In Topics in Colloidal Aggregation and Interfacial Phenomena. M. Garcia Sucre, A Loszan, A Castellanos & J. Toro-Mendoza Eds. Research Signpost, Kerala - India. pp 125-160 (2012)

SALAGER J.L., FORGIARINI A., ANTON R.E., QUINTERO L. Available Know-how in Transforming an Emulsified Drilling Fluid to be removed from unwanted location into a low-viscosity Single Phase System, Energy & Fuels 26 : 4078-4085 (2012)

MERCADO R., SADTLER V., MARCHAL P., CHOPLIN L., SALAGER J.L.  Heteroflocculation of a cationic oil-in-water emulsion resulting from Fontainebleau's sandstone powder addition and its implication with asphalt emulsion breakup. Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research 51: 11688-11694 (2012)

PIZZINO A., MOLINIER V., CATTE M., ONTIVEROS J.F., SALAGER J.L., AUBRY J.M. Relationship between phase behavior and emulsion inversion for a well-defined surfactant (C10E4)/n-octane/water ternary system at different temperatures and water/oil ration. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research  52: 4527-4538 (2013)

SALAGER JL, FORGIARINI AM, BULLON J. How to attain an Ultralow Interfacial Tension and a three-phase behavior with Surfactant Formulation for Enhanced Oil Recovery – A Review: Part 1. Optimum Formulation for simple SOW ternary systems, J Surfactants Detergents 16: 449-472 (2013)

PIERLOT C., ONTIVEROS J.F., TAKAHASHI H., CATTE M., MOLINIER V., SALAGER J.L., AUBRY J.M. Classification of esters oils using C10E4/Oil/Water systems. Australia-Japan Symposium, Nagoya, September 19-21, 2013

SALAGER J.L., FORGIARINI A.M., MARQUEZ L., MANCHEGO L., BULLON J. How to attain an ultralow interfacial tension and a three-phase behavior with surfactant formulation for Enhanced Oil Recovery – A review. Part 2. Performance improvement trends from Winsor's premise to currently proposed inter- and intra-molecular mixtures. J Surfactants & Detergents 16:631-663 (2013)

SALAGER J.L., MANCHEGO L., MARQUEZ L., BULLON J., FORGIARINI A. Trends to attain a lower interfacial tension in a revisited pure alkylpolyethyleneglycol surfactant-alkane-water ternary system. Basic concepts and straightforward guidelines for improving performance in Enhanced Oil Recovery formulations. J Surfactants Detergents 17:199-213 (2014). AOCS 2015 Award as the best Article published in 2014

ONTIVEROS J.F., PIERLOT C., CATTE M., MOLINIER V., SALAGER J.L., AUBRY J.M. A simple method to asses the Hydrophilic Lipophilic Balance of Food and Cosmetic Surfactants using the Phase Inversion Temperature of C10E4/n-octane/water emulsion. Colloids & Surfaces A 458: 32-39 (2014)

SALAGER J.L., FORGIARINI A.M., BULLON J. Progress over a Century of Designing Emulsion Properties – Emerging Phenomenological Guidelines from Generalized Formulation and Prospects to Transmute the Knowledge into Know-How. In Surfactant Science and Technology: Retrospects and Prospects. Chap 18. pp 459-487. L.S. Romsted Ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton FL USA (2014)

PIERLOT C., ONTIVEROS J.F., CATTE M., MOLINIER V., SALAGER J.L., AUBRY J.M. Evaluation of the hydrophilic lipophilic balance of food and cosmetic surfactants using the phase inversion temperature of C10E4/n-octane/water emulsions. 1st Asian Conference on Oleo Science, September 8-10, 2014, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

ONTIVEROS J.F., PIERLOT C., CATTE M., MOLINIER V., SALAGER J.L., AUBRY J.M. Structure-interfacial properties relationship and quantification of the amphiphilicity of well-defined ionic and non-ionic surfactants using the PIT-slope method. J Colloid Interface Science 448: 222-230 (2015)

SALAGER J.L., FORGIARINI A., RONDON M., Optimization methods on surfactant mixtures to improve performance in EOR., 106th AOCS Annual Meeing, Orlando FL USA,  May 3-6, 2015

FORGIARINI A., SALAGER J.L., Formulation experimental tactic to improve the low-tension performance in chemical enhanced oil recovery (CEOR) by surfactant flooding. 10th World Surfactant Congress CESIO, Istambul, Turkey, June 1-3, 2015

DELGADO-LINARES J.G., BULLON J.,  SALAGER J.L., Aplicaciones de las Micro y Nanotecnologías en la Exploración y Producción del Petróleo y del Gas. Chap. 7 in Nanotecnología: Fundamentos y Aplicaciones. C.L. Larez-Velasquez, S. Koteich, F. Lopez, Eds. Universidad de Los Andes Mérida in press 2015.

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