Marvin Ricaurte, Ph.D.


Marvin Ricaurte was born in Caracas. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) and a Ph.D. in Process Engineering in France (Université de Pau et des Pays de l´Adour, UPPA). He worked during 12 years at PDVSA Intevep , the R&D institute of the Venezuela national oil company. He participated in projects related to processing and conditioning natural gas. He has authored or coauthored more than 15 research papers at technical congress and peer-reviewed journals, associated to the conventional and unconventional capture of acid gases for the treatment of natural gas streams. He supervised some undergraduate research activities in Chemical Engineering area. Also, he is co-author of a patent for invention. Additionally, he has given lectures and conferences on business aspects and chain value in natural gas in different universities. Since November 2017, Marvin is a faculty of School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at Yachay Tech University.

Research Interests

– Process modeling and simulation
– Chemical processes analysis
– Natural gas processing, CO2 capture and storage
– Flow assurance

Selected Publications

Ricaurte, M.; Castillo O.; Viloria A., (2018). Evaluación de inhibidores de hidratos en sistemas a presión atmosférica y alta presión. Congreso de Ciencia y Tecnología ESPE 13(1), 193-196.

Dicharry, C.; Diaz, J.; Torré J.P.; Ricaurte, M., (2016). Influence of the carbon chain length of a sulfate-based surfactant on the formation of CO2, CH4 and CO2–CH4 gas hydrates. Che. Eng. Sci. 152, 736-745.

Ricaurte, M.; Torré J.P.; Diaz, J.; Dicharry, C., (2014). In-situ injection of THF to trigger gas hydrate crystallization: application to the evaluation of a kinetic hydrate promoter. Chem. Eng. Res. Des. 92(9), 1674-1680.

Ricaurte, M.; Dicharry, C.; Renaud, X.; Torré J.P., (2014). Combination of surfactants and organic compounds for boosting CO2 separation from natural gas by clathrate hydrate formation. Fuel 122, 206-217.

Ricaurte, M.; Dicharry, C.; Broseta, D.; Torré, J.-P. (2013). CO2 removal from a CO2-CH4 gas mixture by clathrate hydrate formation using THF and SDS as water soluble hydrate promoters. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 52(2), 899-910.

Ricaurte, M.; Torré, J.-P.; Asbai, A.; Broseta, D.; Dicharry, C., (2012). Experimental data, modeling, and correlation of carbon dioxide solubility in aqueous solutions containing low concentrations of clathrate hydrate promoters: application to CO2-CH4 gas mixtures. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 51(7), 3157-3169.