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Chemical and Petroleum Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

John F. Schabron

Adjunct Professor
Western Research Institute
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
365 N. 9th Street
Laramie, WY 82072
jfschabr@uwyo.edu
Phone: 307.721.2445


Education:

  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Wyoming, 1978
  • Physical Organic Chemistry, Creighton University, 1975
  • Chemistry, Regis University, 1972

Work History:

    Principal Scientist, Division and Program Manager, Western Research Institute (WRI), 1990- present. Plan and develop and manage multidisciplinary fossil energy and related environmental research projects in areas of heavy oil processing and characterization, new analysis techniques and methods, product development, instrumentation, chemical sensors, soil samplers, and selenium and arsenic speciation. Developing a Heavy Oil Research Center at the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources with oil company co-sponsorship. Conduct chemical forensics projects related to paving asphalt failure, fuel fouling, and process plant and refinery problems. Project sponsors include private industry, US Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Duties include development of new ideas, program design, proposal writing, project management, contract and license agreement negotiation, developing interdisciplinary teams, staff mentoring, supervision, and marketing team capabilities. Initiate new projects and initiatives with private industry, trade groups, and government agencies. Projects are completed on-time and on-budget. Prepare presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and technical and management reports. Develop and patent new technologies. Maintain patent, invention disclosure, and trademark files for WRI and act as interface with patent attorney. Visited research institutions throughout North America to evaluate chemical sensor development efforts. Chairman of WRI Safety Committee, 1990-93. Took Business Plan Development, Nx Level for Business Startups, and other Business, Environmental Regulation and Project Management courses. Present tutorial seminars on project management, and heavy oil composition and characterization.

    Recent Highlights

    Elected Region 1 Representative (Western U.S., British Columbia, Alberta) for the Petroleum Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for 2006-2008. Trustee, ACS Petroleum Division Scholarship Endowment Fund, 2006-2009.

    Developed a new analytical separation technique of automated on-column precipitation and redissolution and methods based on the technique for rapid automated measurement of asphaltenes in heavy oils and asphalts, and characterization the polar subfractions of asphaltenes (patent pending). This technique has also led to the development of new methods for rapid wax determination and characterization in crude oils and asphalt binders.

    Heavy oil and residua characterization and stability research continues to receive annual leveraging cash gift contributions and related proprietary contracts from major petroleum industry companies sine 1998. Current participants include BP, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, Exxon Mobil, Shell, and UOP.

    Developed a new project co-funded by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and USDOE to act as the analytical chemistry advisor to EPRI and work with NIST and EPA to develop NIST traceability for mercury vapor pressure calibrator units for continuous emissions monitoring (CEM), required by the new Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR).

    Received American Chemical Society Regional Industrial Innovation Award in October 2007 for developing the new X-WandTM technology for field screening halogenated VOCs with detection limits for trichloroethylene (TCE) of 1 part per billion in soil or water (U.S. Patent 7,487,662). Two successful validation projects were sponsored by the U.S. DoD National Defense Center for Environmental Excellence in 2004 and 2005. A new ASTM method was developed, ASTM D 7203, Standard Test Method for Screening Trichloroethylene (TCE) Contaminated Soil and Water Using a Heated Diode Sensor.

    Developed innovative Coking Indexes (U.S. patent 6,773,921) for refinery efficiency improvement.

    Developed new ultrasonic process analyzer for monitoring refinery distillation processes to minimize heavy oil fouling due to coke formation (U.S. patent 7,223,603).

    Co-inventor of the Automated Flocculation Titrimeter (ASTM D 6703, patent pending) for petroleum stability and compatibility measurements. This technology was licensed to Koehler Instruments in 2003 for manufacture and distribution.

    Initiated and negotiated contract which generated the first steady royalty stream for WRI beginning in 1999 for development of ASTM D 6418 describing the use of the En Core® soil sampling/storage device, worth about $750,000 over 17 years.

    Co-inventor of new Accu CoreTM subsurface VOC soil sampler (U.S. Patents 7,172.036 and 7,216,725) for use in Geoprobe Penetrometers. Negotiated royalty agreements for WRI based on sales of soil VOC sampler devices.

    Received a 2001 American Chemical Society Regional Industrial Innovation Award for
    developing a new analytical method and the Diesel Dog® soil test kit for soil fuel contamination (ASTM D 5831, US Patents 5,561,065 and 5,976,883).

    Developed new Phase Change Liquid (PCL) and storage container system for shipping samples and materials at freezer temperatures (U.S. Patent 7,260,956).

    Organize and chair symposia at international conferences: American Chemical Society (ACS) meetings (Petroleum Division), joint ACS/AIChE symposia, and Canadian National Center for Upgrading Technology (NCUT), and AT On-Site.

    Appointed to the Editorial Board of the new Taylor and Francis Encyclopedia of Petroleum
    and Refining Science in 2004.

    Appointed Adjunct Professor, University of Wyoming Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
    Department, 2009.

    Analytical Division Manager and Senior Research Chemist, Western Research Institute 1984- 90. Set up a new analytical support division with fossil fuel, environmental, waste, and drinking water analysis capabilities including organic, inorganic, and physical testing.
    Implemented a new computerized sample tracking system and quality control guidelines. The division entered the EPA contract laboratory program (CLP) for organic analysis in 1985. The division employed 25-30 people and operated with an annual budget near $4 million. The CLP contract was successfully renewed in 1988, and a new division providing organic analysis was spun off. The division obtained drinking water certification in 1989. Took courses in Management, Proposal Preparation, Effective Management of Chemical Analysis Laboratories, Assertiveness, Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Executives, Environmental Water Chemistry, and Supervision.

    Research Chemist, Phillips Petroleum Research Center, Production Branch, Bartlesville,
    Oklahoma, 1982-84. Conducted research in supercritical carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery using surfactants, foams, and emulsions. Authored proprietary internal publications and research proposals. Took short courses in Petroleum Core Analysis and Basic Supervision.

    Research Chemist, Phillips Petroleum Research Center, Analysis Branch, 1979-82. Performed liquid chromatography methods development, analytical problem solving, and service work. Presented short courses in Liquid and Size Exclusion Chromatography. Took short courses in Petroleum Refining, Environmental Chemistry, Stress Management, and Communication.

    Chemist, Midwestern Laboratories, Omaha, Nebraska, 1974-75. Analyzed environmental,
    polymer, and food samples.

    Teaching Assistant, analytical, general, and organic chemistry laboratories, Creighton
    University and University of Wyoming, 1973-76.

Technical Expertise:

    Specific expertise in characterization, extraction, separation and analysis method development for heavy oils and fossil fuels, environmental, and polymer materials. Invented new on-column precipitation and re-dissolution separation technique for heavy oil characterization. Designed experimental conditions for a new size exclusion chromatography method for determination of polymer content of polymer modified asphalts, which was later documented by a group member as a draft AASHTO method. Developed calibration protocol for preparative size exclusion chromatography separation of asphalts and petroleum asphaltenes. Developed fossil fuel and chemical separation schemes, including isolation of compound classes and individual compounds. Specific expertise in optical spectroscopy, including UV-visible, Fourier transfer infrared (FTIR), fluorescence, and phosphorescence. Research projects have included extensive nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) liquid, solid, relaxation time, and imaging data. Projects also have included rheology and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) components. Developed technology for rapid determination of polymer additives (US Patent 4,576,917) and for determination of soil fuel contamination (Diesel Dog® soil test kit, ASTM Method D-5831, US Patents 5,561,065 and 5,976,883). Led team to develop ASTM D-6418 describing use of En Core soil volatile organic compound (VOC) sampler. Co-inventor of new Accu CoreTM subsurface VOC soil sampler (US Patent 7,172,036) for use in Geoprobe Penetrometers. Developed new X-WandTM technology for field screening halogenated VOCs (ASTM D 7203, patent allowed). Developed new approaches for petroleum residua process optimization, with annual oil company contributions (BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, GE Betz, Headwaters, Shell, UOP) (US Patent 6,773,921 and others pending). Co-inventor of the Automated Flocculation Titrimeter (ASTM D 6703, patent pending) for petroleum stability measurements. Studied air/water partitioning and membrane permeation for photoionization detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Evaluated products for impurities, and developed methods to determine additives in fuels. Familiar with sample preservation and environmental analytical protocols. Expertise in chemical sensors, size exclusion chromatography (SEC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and optical (absorption, luminescence, infrared, atomic absorption and emission) spectroscopy. Worked with gas chromatography (GC), autoanalyzers, elemental analyzers, and selective ion electrodes. Constructed devices for unattended HPLC fraction collection, supercritical fluid solubility and viscosity measurements, phosphorimetry, C,H determination, and a device for cold vapor determination of mercury. Measured adsorption isotherms of surfactants on reservoir rock. A process for changing asbestos into a non-hazardous material was developed and patented by division personnel. Review proposals and manuscripts for ASTM Journal for Testing and Evaluation, AOAC International, Analytical Chemistry, DOE (SBIR, STTR), Energy and Fuels, Environmental Science and Technology, Fuel, Fuel Science & Technology International, Petroleum Science and Technology, ASTM D34 Committee on Sample Disposal, Advances in Chemistry, and Wiley-VCH Books. Appointed to the Editorial Board of the new Taylor and Francis Encyclopedia of Petroleum and Refining Science in 2004. Authored over 200 technical publications, presentations, and reports.

Membership:

    American Chemical Society (ACS) 1974-present; Air & Waste Management Association 1993- 95; Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)1983-86; Sigma Xi 1987; Analytical Lab Managers Association (ALMA) 1988-1993; Northeast Oklahoma ACS Section: Arrangements Chair 1980- 81; Continuing Education Chair 1982-83; Oklahoma Pentasectional ACS Meeting Arrangements Chair 1982; Wyoming ACS Section: Long Range Planning Chair 1986; Publicity and Public Relations Chair 1987-99, Executive Committee, 1992-95; Session Chair AT-Onsite International Conference on environmental field analysis, 1996, Program Committee, National ACS Division of Petroleum Chemistry, 1998-2007. Executive Committee Member, Region 1 Representative (Western U.S., British Columbia, Alberta), ACS Petroleum Division, 2006, 2008. Trustee, ACS Petroleum Division Scholarship Endowment Fund, 2006–2007. Member, Division of Fuel Chemistry. Organized and chair ACS Petroleum Division symposia on Heavy Oil and Residua Characterization, Stability and Compatibility for 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 National ACS meetings. Co-organize and Chair 2003 and 2006 WRI / National Center for Upgrading Technology (NCUT) symposia on stability and fouling in Edmonton, Canada. Session Chair, Petersen Asphalt Research Conference 2008. Organized symposium honoring Marty Gorbaty for the Fall 2008 National ACS meeting. Member, ASTM International. Listed, 2000 Eminent Scientists of Today, 1st ed. 2003.

U.S. Patents:

  • 7,487,662 Volatile Organic Compound Sensing System
  • 7,260,956 System for Maintaining Materials at Freezer Temperatures for Shipping
  • 7,223,603 On-Line Process Control of Residua Distillation
  • 7,216,725 Soil Sampling System and Method that Allow Headspace Screening at Spaced Intervals Without Disturbing Soil Sample
  • 7,172,036 Soil Sample Containment Device and Method
  • 6,773,921 Predicting Proximity to Coke Formation
  • 5,976,883 Method for Testing Earth Samples for Contamination by Organic Constituents
  • 5,561,065 Method for Testing Earth Samples for Contamination by Organic Constituents
  • 4,576,917 Method for Analysis of Additives in Polyolefins

Pending U.S. Patents

  • Automated Flocculation Titrimeter System
  • Remote Detection of Improvised Explosive Devices using Near-Infrared LIDAR Spectroscopy
  • New On-column Precipitation and Re-dissolution Technique
  • System for Shipping Materials at Controlled Temperature

Publications:

  • "Fluorescence Characterization and Identification of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Shale Oil", R.J. Hurtubise, J.F. Schabron, J.D. Feaster, D.H. Therkildsen, and R.E. Poulson, Analytica Chimica Acta, 89, 377, 1977.
  • "Determination of Tetralin and Naphthalene in a Coal-Derived Solvent", R.J. Hurtubise, J.F. Schabron, and H.F. Silver, Preprints Division of Fuel Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 22 (6), 8, 1977.
  • "Separation of Hydroaromatics and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Determination of Tetralin and Naphthalene in Coal-Derived Solvents", J.F. Schabron, R.J. Hurtubise, and H.F. Silver, Analytical Chemistry, 49, 2253, 1977.
  • "Separation of Alkylphenols by Normal-Phase and Reversed-Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography", J.F. Schabron, R.J. Hurtubise, and H.F. Silver, Analytical Chemistry, 50, 1911, 1978.
  • "Chromatographic and Spectrometric Methods for the Separation, Characterization, and Identification of Alkylphenols in Coal-Derived Solvents", J.F. Schabron, R.J. Hurtubise, and H.F. Silver, Analytical Chemistry, 51, 1426, 1979.
  • "Determination of the Antioxidant Additives BHT, Irganox 1076, and Irganox 1010 in Polyethylene by High Performance Liquid Chromatography", J.F. Schabron and L.E. Fenska, Analytical Chemistry, 52, 1411, 1980.
  • "Estimation of Alkylphenol Content in Coal Recycle Solvents", R.J. Hurtubise, T.W. Allen, J.F. Schabron, and H.F. Silver, Fuel, 60, 385, 1981.
  • "Determination of Tris-(Nonylphenyl) Phosphite and Nonylphenol in Butadiene-Styrene Copolymers by High Performance Liquid Chromatography", J.F. Schabron and D.Z. Bradfield, Analytica Chimica Acta, 129, 243, 1981.
  • "Determination of the Hindered Amine Additive CGL-144 in Polypropylene by High Performance Liquid Chromatography", J.F. Schabron and D.Z. Bradfield, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 26, 2479, 1981.
  • "Determination of UV Absorbing Polyolefin Additives by Gradient and Isocratic Normal-Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography", J.F. Schabron, V.J. Smith, and J.L. Ware, Journal of Liquid Chromatography, 5, 613, 1982.
  • "Determination of Polyolefin Additives by Normal-Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography Following Soxhlet Extraction", J.F. Schabron, Journal of Liquid Chromatography, 5, 1269, 1982.
  • "Determination of Microcrystalline Wax in Butadiene-Styrene Copolymer by Turbidimetry", J.F. Schabron and M.R. Meese, Analytical Letters, 15, 1057, 1982.
  • "Determination of Alkylnitrate Additives in Diesel Fuel by Liquid Chromatography with Infrared Spectrometric Detection", J.F. Schabron and M.P. Fuller, Analytical Chemistry, 54, 2599, 1982.
  • "High Performance Liquid Chromatography of 2,2-Bis(4-hydroxycyclohexyl) Propane", R.G. Gaughan and J.F. Schabron, Journal of Liquid Chromatography, 7, 13, 1984.
  • "Quality Control and Quality Assurance for Analytical Measurements", Western Research Institute (1984, 1986, 1989).
  • Proprietary research reports for industry on new analytical methods, supercritical carbon dioxide, and petroleum residua characterization (1979-1998).
  • “The Characterization of the Constituent Fractions of Petroleum Residua”, J.F. Schabron, J.F. McKay, D.A. Netzel, G.W. Gardner, B. K. Hart, and J.G. Speight, Final Report to ARCO and Mobil, 1990.
  • "Application and State of Development for Remote Chemical Sensors in Environmental Monitoring, a Literature Review", J.F. Schabron, N.D. Niss, and B.K. Hart, DOE Report DOE/MC/11076-3063, 1991.
  • "Methods for the Speciation and Determination of Arsenic and Selenium in Coal Combustion Products", J.F. Schabron, B.K. Hart, N.D. Niss, and T.H. Brown, DOE Report DOE/MC/11076- 3073, 1991.
  • "Base Concentrations in SHRP Asphalts and Derived Fractions Determined by Nonaqueous Potentiometric Titration", R.E. Robertson, J.F. Schabron, A.A. Gwin, and J.F. Branthaver, Preprints Division of Petroleum Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 37 (3), 913, 1992.
  • "Quality Assurance Plan", Western Research Institute, 1992.
  • "Determination of Selenium Species in Coal Fly Ash Extracts", N.D. Niss, J.F. Schabron, and T.H. Brown, Environmental Science and Technology, 27 (5), 827, 1993.
  • "The Characterization of Petroleum Residua", J.F. Schabron, G.W. Gardner, J. K. Hart, N. D. Niss, G. Miyake, and D.A. Netzel, Report to Mobil Research and Development Corp. and DOE, DOE Report DOE/MC/11076-3539, 1993.
  • "Binder Characterization and Evaluation", J.F. Branthaver, J.C. Petersen, R.E. Robertson, J.J. Duvall, S.S. Kim, P.M. Harnsberger, T. Mill, E.K. Ensley, F.A. Barbour, and J.F. Schabron, Strategic Highway Research Program Report SHRP-A-368, Volume 2: Chemistry, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 1993.
  • "A New Field Test Kit for the Rapid Determination of Diesel Fuel in Soil", J.F. Schabron, N.D. Niss, B.K. Hart, and J.K. Hart, Proceedings of the 1995 USEPA/A&WMA International Symposium on Field Screening Methods for Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Chemicals, Air & Waste Management Association, VIP-47, 2, 923, 1995.
  • "A New Field Screening Method for Soil Fuel Contamination", J.F. Schabron, N.D. Niss, B.K. Hart, and S.S. Sorini, WRI Report 95-R016 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21- 93MC30127, 1995.
  • "The Measurement of Soil Fuel Contamination by Extraction and Fluorescence", J.F. Schabron, B.K. Hart, and J.K. Hart, WRI Report 95-R017 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DEFC21- 93MC30127, 1995.
  • "Field Screening Gets a Boost - Technical Advances Increase Efficiency, Reliability of Monitoring", C.R. McKee, J.F. Schabron, and S. Way, International Ground Water Technology, 1 (5) May, 20-23, 1995.
  • ASTM D-5831-95, Standard Test Method for Screening Fuels in Soils, American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, PA, Volume 11.04, 315-320, 1996.
  • "Down Hole Photoionization Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds", J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, Jr. and D.F. Moore, WRI Report 96-R003 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DEFC21- 93MC30127, 1996.
  • "Development and Validation of a Standard Test Method for Screening Fuels in Soils", S.S. Sorini and J.F. Schabron, Collaborative Study Research Report, American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, PA, 1996.
  • "Evaluation of a Standard Test Method for Screening Fuels in Soils", S.S. Sorini and J.F. Schabron, Proceedings of the 1996 EPA/ACS Waste Testing and Quality Assurance Symposium, Washington, D.C., 51, 1996.
  • "Advances in Predicting Heavy Feedstock Processability", J.F. Schabron and J.G. Speight, The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 21 (4B), 663-678, 1997.
  • "An Evaluation of the Delayed-Coking Product Yield of Heavy Feedstocks using Asphaltene Content and Carbon Residue", J.F. Schabron and J.G. Speight, Revue de L’Institute Francais du Petrole, 52 (1), January-February, 74, 1997.
  • “Correlation Between Carbon Residue and Molecular Weight”, J.F. Schabron and J.G. Speight, Preprints Division of Fuel Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 42 (2), 386, 1997.
  • "Field Evaluation of a Standard Test Method for Screening Fuels in Soils at a Railroad Site", J.F. Schabron, S.S. Sorini E.L Butler, and S. Frisbie, Proceedings of the 1997 USEPA/A&WMA International Symposium on Field Screening Methods for Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Chemicals, Air & Waste Management Association, 238 - 243, 1997.
  • “Practical Deviations from Henry’s Law for Water/Air Partitioning of Volatile Organic Compounds”, J.F. Schabron and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Proceedings of the 1997 USEPA/A&WMA International Symposium on Field Screening Methods for Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Chemicals, Air & Waste Management Association, 417 - 426, 1997.
  • “New ASTM TPH Screening Method”, E.L. Butler, S.H. Frisbie, J.F. Schabron, S.S. Sorini, and A.D. Wait, Environmental Laboratory, February-March, 11-14, 1997.
  • "Fuels in Soils Field Screening Method Validation", S.S. Sorini and J.F. Schabron, WRI Report 97-R007 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-93MC30127, 1997.
  • “Validation of a New Soil VOC Sampler”, S.S. Sorini and J.F. Schabron, WRI Report 97-R008 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-93MC30127, 1997.
  • “Chemical Sensor and Field Screening Technology Development: Final Report”, 97-R021 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-93MC30127, 1997.
  • "Development and Precision Testing of a Standard Test Method for Screening Fuels in Soils", S.S. Sorini and J.F. Schabron, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM, 25 (4), 400, 1997.
  • “ASTM TPH Screening Method Works for Heavier Fuel Products”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, J.R. Bowes, and S.H. Frisbie, Soil and Groundwater Cleanup, October, 1997, 14.
  • ”The Solubility and Three-Dimensional Structure of Asphaltenes”, J.F. Schabron and J.G. Speight, Petroleum Science and Technology, 16 (3&4), 361, 1998.
  • “Validation of a New Soil VOC Sampler: Soil Sampling and Storage Practices for Volatile Organic Analysis”, S.S. Sorini and J.F. Schabron, WRI Report 98-R007 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-93MC30127, 1998.
  • "Determination of Diesel Fuel in Soil by Extraction and Ultraviolet Photometry", J.F. Schabron, N.D. Niss, B.K. Hart, and S.S. Sorini, AT-Onsite, III, 1-4, 1998, 32-48.
  • "Fluorescence Detection of Fuels in Soil Extracts", J.F. Schabron, B.K. Hart, and J.K. Hart, ATOnsite, III, 1-4, 1998, 67-80.
  • “A Molecular Weight / Polarity Map for Petroleum Residua”, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Preprints, Div. of Petroleum Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 44 (2), 183 - 186., 1999.
  • “Coking Indexes using The Heithaus Stability Titration and Asphaltene Solubility, J.F. Schabron and A.T. Pauli, Preprints, Div. of Petroleum Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 44 (2), 187 - 189, 1999.
  • Western Research Institute White Paper, “Response to S.882, the Energy and Climate Policy Act of 1999", 1999.
  • “Validation of a New Soil VOC Sampler: Development of a Standard Practice for Using the Disposable En Core Sampler for Sampling and Storing Soil for Volatile Organic Analysis”, S.S. Sorini and J.F. Schabron, WRI Report 99-R003 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DEFC21- 98FT40323, 1999.
  • "Performance of the Disposable En Core Sampler for Storing Soil for Volatile Organic Analysis", S.S. Sorini and J.F. Schabron, Proceedings of the 1999 EPA/ACS Waste Testing and Quality Assurance Symposium, Washington, D.C., 54, 129-134, 1999.
  • “Petroleum Residua Solubility Parameter/Polarity Map: Stability Studies of Residua Pyrolysis” , J.F. Schabron, A.T. Pauli, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., WRI Report 99-R004 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-98FT40322, 1999.
  • ASTM D-6418-99, Standard Practice for Using the Disposable En Core Sampler for Sampling and Storing Soil for Volatile Organic Analysis, American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, PA, Volume 11.02, 1999.
  • “Development of a Standard Practice for Using the Disposable En Core Sampler for Sampling and Storing Soil for Volatile Organic Analysis”, S.S. Sorini and J.F. Schabron, Research Report D34-1012, American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999.
  • “Deposition from Heavy Oils”, J.F. Schabron, A.T. Pauli, J.F. Rovani, Jr., and F.P. Miknis, WRI Report 00-R007 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-98FT40322, 2000.
  • “Validation of a New Soil VOC Sampler: Acceptance of a New ASTM Standard Practice for Using the En Core® Sampler and Performance Evaluation for Storage of Low VOC Concentrations ”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr. WRI Report 00-R008 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40323, 2000.
  • “Fuels in Soil Test Kit”, J.F. Schabron, S.S. Sorini, and N. Czarnecki, WRI Report 00-R004 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40323, 2000.
  • “Molecular Weight / Polarity Map for Residua Pyrolysis”, J.F. Schabron, A.T. Pauli, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Fuel, 80 (4), 529-537, 2001.
  • “Non-Pyrolytic Heat Induced Deposition from Heavy Oils”, J.F. Schabron, A.T. Pauli, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Fuel, 80 (7) 919-928, 2001.
  • “Free Solvent Volume Correlation with Pyrolytic Coke Formation”, J.F. Schabron, A.T. Pauli, J.F. Rovani, Jr, Preprints, Div. of Petroleum Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 46 (2), 99- 103, 2001.
  • “Validation of a New Soil VOC Sampler: Performance of the En Core® Sampler for Storage of Low VOC Concentrations and EPA Method 1311 Volatile Organic Analytes”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr. WRI Report 01-R005 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DEFC21- 98FT40323, 2001.
  • “Evaluation of the Performance of the Disposable En Core® Sampler for Storage of Low VOC Concentrations and EPA Method 1311 Volatile Organic Analytes”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Research Report D34-1013, American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, 2001.
  • “Residua Upgrading Efficiency Improvement Models: Coke Formation Predictability Maps”, J.F. Schabron, A.T. Pauli, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., WRI Report 01-R008 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-98FT40322, 2001.
  • “Fuels in Soil Test Kit: Field Use of Diesel Dog® Soil Test Kits”, J.F. Schabron and S.S. Sorini, WRI Report 01-R009 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40323, 2001.
  • “Case Studies of Field Analysis by ASTM Method D 5831", S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Contaminated Soil Sediment & Water, June/July, 30-34, 2001.
  • “Predicting Coke Formation Tendencies”, J.F. Schabron, A.T. Pauli, J.F. Rovani, Jr., and F.P. Miknis, Fuel, 80 (10) 1435-1446, 2001.
  • “Residua Pyrolysis and Coke Formation”, J.F. Schabron, Proceedings of the Symposium on Stability and Compatibility During the Production, Transportation, and Refining of Petroleum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 17-18, 2001
  • “En Core Sampler Performance: Storing Soil for VOC Analysis”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Soil & Sediment Contamination, 11 (1) 19-40, 2002.
  • “Evaluation of VOC Loss from Soil Samples: Extrusion into Empty VOA Vials, Refrigerated Storage, and Methanol Injection in Preparation for Volatile Organic Analysis, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Contaminated Soil Sediment & Water, April/May, 39-44, 2002.
  • “Field Screening for Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds” J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, Jr., and T.M. Bomstad, WRI Report 02-R013 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26- 98FT40322, 2002.
  • “Residua Upgrading Efficiency Improvement Models: Coke Formation Predictability Maps”, J.F. Schabron, A.T. Pauli, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., WRI Report 02-R012 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-98FT40322, and to ChevronTexaco, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and GE Betz, 2002.
  • “Fuels in Soil Test Kit: Field Use of Diesel Dog® Soil Test Kits”, J.F. Schabron, S.S. Sorini, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., WRI Report 02-R014 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21- 98FT40323, 2002.
  • “Validation of a New Soil VOC Sampler: Precision of the Performance of the En Core® Sampler to Store Low Voc Concentrations”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., WRI Report 02-R010 to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40323, 2002.
  • “Field Use of ASTM Method D 5831, Standard Test Method for Screening Fuels in Soils”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Research Report, American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002.
  • “Heated Diode Detector Technology for Field Screening of Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds”, J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, Jr., and T.M. Bomstad, WRI Report to Yokogawa Corporation of America, Newnan GA, 2002.
  • “Corona Discharge Detector Technology for Field Screening of Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds”, J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, Jr., and T.M. Bomstad, WRI Report to Advanced Test Products Co., Miramar, FL, 2002.
  • “Coke Formation Process Model for Petroleum Refining Efficiency Improvement” J.F. Schabron, F.P. Miknis, D.A. Netzel, A.T. Pauli, J.F. Rovani, Jr., T.F. Turner, Final Report for DOE Inventions and Innovations Project DE-FG6-01G011018, 2002.
  • “Characterization of Residua During Pyrolysis”, J.F. Schabron, F.P. Miknis, D.A. Netzel, A.T. Pauli, and J.F. Rovani, Jr. Preprints, Div. of Petroleum Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 47 (1), 17-21, 2002.
  • “NCUT Sample Evaluation with the WRI Automated Flocculation Titrimeter (AFT)”, J.F. Schabron, study report for the Canadian National Center for Upgrading Technology, June 2002.
  • “Residua Coke Formation Predictability Maps”, J.F. Schabron, A.T. Pauli, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Fuel, 81 (17) 2227-2240, 2002.
  • “Comments and Response to the article Evaluation of VOC Loss from Soil Samples”, comments by A.D. Hewitt, response by S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Contaminated Soil Sediment and Water, September/October, 6-13, 2002.
  • “Precision of the Performance of the En Core Sampler to Store Low VOC Concentrations”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Research Report RR: D34-1014, American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003.
  • “Coke Formation Predictability Maps”, J.F. Schabron, A.T. Pauli, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Preprints, Div. of Petroleum Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 48 (1), 1-5, 2003.
  • “The Effect of Anti-Fouling Additives on Heat-Induced Deposition”, J.F. Schabron and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Preprints, Div. of Fuel Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 48 (1) 96, 2003.
  • “Precision of the Performance of the En Core Sampler to Store Low VOC Concentrations”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 31 (3), 247- 252, 2003.
  • “Field Screening for Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds” J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, Jr., and T.M. Bomstad, WRI-03-R006 Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26- 98FT40322, 2003.
  • “Residua Upgrading Efficiency Improvement Models: WRI Coking Indexes”, J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, Jr., F.P. Miknis, and T.F. Turner, WRI-03-R005 Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-98FT40322, and to ChevronTexaco, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and GE Betz, 2003.
  • “Validation of a New Soil VOC Sampler: Revision of ASTM Practice D 6418, Standard Practice for Using the Disposable En Core Sampler for Sampling and Storing Soils for Volatile Organic Analysis, and Development of a Subsurface Sampling/Storage Device for VOC Analysis”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr. WRI Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40323, 2003.
  • “Stability and Compatibility Testing of Petroleum and Asphalt by Automated Flocculation Titrimetry”, A.T. Pauli and J.F. Schabron, American Laboratory News, 35 (19) 8-10, September 2003.
  • “Automated Flocculation Titrimetry (AFT) For Refinery Efficiency Improvement”, J.F. Schabron and R. Shah, World Refining, 10, November 2003.
  • “Thermal Fouling: Heat Induced Deposition and Coking”, J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, Jr., and A. Troy Pauli, chapter in Heavy Hydrocarbon Resources: Characterization, Upgrading, and Utilization, N. Nomura, P. Rahimi, and O. Koseoglu, eds., American Chemical Society Symposium Series Book 895, Oxford University Press, 2004, 153-170.
  • “En Core Sampler Performance for Storage of Soil Samples at -7 to -21 ºC”, Remediation Weekly Science and News Journal, Vol.1 No.7, www.remediationweekly.com.
  • “Ultrasonic Characterization of Pyrolysis Product Oil Stability”, J.F. Schabron and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Preprints, Div. of Petroleum Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 50, 2004, 138-141.
  • “The Effectiveness of Deaspalted Oil in Stabilization of Visbroken Athabasca Bitumen”, P.M. Rahimi, D.P. Atmore, J.F. Schabron, A. Teclmaraim, and I.A. Wiehe, Preprints, Div. of Petroleum Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 50, 2004, 147-149.
  • “Evaluation of the Performance of the Disposable En Core® Sampler to Store Low Concentrations of VOCs in Soil at -7 and -21 EC”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Research Report D34-xx, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004.
  • “Refinery Efficiency Improvement: Ultrasonic Spectroscopy and WRI Coking Indexes”, J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, Jr., A.T. Pauli, A. Beemer, WRI Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-98FT40322, and to ChevronTexaco, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and GE Betz, 2004.
  • “Ultrasonic Spectroscopy”, J.F. Rovani, Jr., and J.F. Schabron, WRI Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-98FT40322, 2004.
  • “Development of Solubility Product Visualization Tools”, T.F. Turner, A.T. Pauli, and J.F. Schabron, WRI Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-98FT40322, 2004.
  • “Validation of a New Soil VOC Sampler: Performance of the En Core Sampler at -7C and -21C and Development of the Accu Core Subsurface Sampling/Storage Device for VOC Analysis”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr. WRI-04-R007 Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40323, 2004.
  • “Phase Change Liquids”, J.F. Schabron and S.S. Sorini, WRI-04-R010 Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40322, 2004.
  • “En Core Sampler Performance for Storage of Soil Samples at -7 to -21C”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., Remediation Weekly, 1 (26), 2004.
  • “Field Screening for Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds”, J.F. Schabron, T.M. Bomstad, J.F. Rovani, Jr., and S.S. Sorini, WRI Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21- 98FT40322, 2004.
  • “A Legacy of Contributions to the Petroleum Industry from Western Research Institute”, J.F. Schabron, Preprints, Div. of Petroleum Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 51, 2004, 252- 253.
  • “Field Validation of the X-Wand Sensor for Screening Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds” J.F. Schabron, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Rovani, Jr., and T.M. Bomstad, WRI Report to U.S. Department of Defense, Concurrent Technologies Corp., 2004.
  • “Monitoring Residua Pyrolysis with Ultrasonic Spectroscopy”, J.F. Schabron and Joseph F. Rovani, Jr., Preprints, Div. of Petroleum Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 52, 2005.
  • “Minimize Fouling Due to Heat-induced Deposition and Coking”, J.F. Schabron and R. Shah, Hydrocarbon Processing, 101-102, June 2005.
  • “Refinery Process Analyzers”, J.F. Schabron and J.F. Rovani, Jr., WRI Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-98FT40322, and to Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and GE Betz, 2005.
  • “Field Validation of the X-Wand Sensor Device for Screening Halogenated Volatile Organic Compound (HVOC) Contamination in Water, J.F. Schabron, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Rovani, Jr., and T.M. Bomstad, Report to U.S. Department of Defense, Concurrent Technologies Corp., 2005.
  • “Research Report on Development of a Standard Test Method for Screening Trichloroethylene (TCE)-Contaminated Soil Using a Heated Diode Sensor” S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, Jr., and T.M. Bomstad, ASTM International, November 2005.
  • “New Soil VOC Samplers: En Core® and Accu CoreTM Sampling/Storage Devices for VOC Analysis”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., WRI Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40323, 2005.
  • “Automated Flocculation Titrimetry to Optimize Distillate Yield and Minimize Fouling”, J.F. Schabron and R. Shah, Petro Industry News, August/September, 18-19, 2006.
  • “Rapid On-Column Asphaltene Precipitation and Re-dissolution” J.F. Schabron and J F. Rovani, Jr., Preprints, Div. of Petroleum Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 54, (1), 218-222, 2006.
  • “Initial Studies Using Ultrasonic Spectroscopy for Monitoring Changes in Residua with Pyrolysis” J.F. Schabron, J. F. Rovani, Jr., A.T. Pauli, and A. Beamer, Fuel, 85, 2093-2105, 2006.
  • “Field Screening for Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds: The new W-WandTM HVOC Screening Device”, J.F. Schabron, S.S. Sorini, and J.F. Rovani, Jr., WRI-06-R009 Final Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40322, 2006.
  • “Phase Change Liquids”, S.S. Sorini, and J.F. Schabron, WRI-06-R007 Final Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40322, 2006.
  • “Development of Petroleum Residua Solubility Measurement Methodology” A.T. Pauli, T.F. Turner, and J.F. Schabron, WRI-06-R012 Final Report to Nynas Petroleum and to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40323, 2006.
  • “Heavy Oil Process Monitor: Automated On-Column Asphaltene Precipitation and Re- Dissolution:, J.F. Schabron. J.F. Rovani, Jr., and M. Sanderson, WRI-06-Ro17 Report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40322, 2006.
  • “Development and Field Validation of ASTM D 7203, Standard Test Method for Screening Trichloroethylene (TCE)-Contaminated Media Using a Heated Diode Sensor”, S. S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, and M. Sanderson, Research Report to ASTM International, 2006
  • “Evaluation of Mercury Calibration Devices for Continuous Emissions Monitoring”, J.F. Schabron, WRI report to the Electric Power Research Institute under EPRI Contract EPP19442/ C9595.
  • “Asphaltene Determinator: On-Column Precipitation and Re-Dissolution of Asphaltenes”, J.F. Schabron and J F. Rovani, Jr., Preprints, Div. of Petroleum Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 55 (1) 54-57, 2007.
  • “Validation of a New Method for Screening Soil and Water for TCE Contamination”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, and T.M. Bomstad, Environmental Expert (on-line journal) March 2007.
  • “Validation of a New Method for Screening Water for TCE Contamination”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, and T.M. Bomstad, submitted for publication, 2007.
  • “A New Method for Screening Soil and Water for TCE Contamination”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, and T.M. Bomstad, Bacharach, Inc. application brochure, 2007.
  • “Mercury CEM Calibration”, J.F. Schabron. J.F. Rovani, Jr., and S.S. Sorini, WRI-07-R004 report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40323, 2007.
  • “Heavy Oil Process Monitor: Automated On-Column Asphaltene Precipitation and Re- Dissolution”, J.F. Schabron. J.F. Rovani, Jr., and M.M. Sanderson, WRI-07-R003 report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40322, and to Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and UOP 2007.
  • “On-Column Precipitation and Re-Dissolution of Asphaltenes in Petroleum Residua”, J.F. Schabron and J F. Rovani, Jr., Fuel, 87, 165-176, 2008.
  • “Heavy Oil Process Monitor: Automated On-Column Asphaltene Precipitation and Re- Dissolution”, J.F. Schabron. J.F. Rovani, Jr., and M.M. Sanderson, final report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40322, and to BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Shell, and UOP, 2008.
  • “On-column Separation of Wax and Asphaltenes in Petroleum Fluids”, L. Goual, J.F. Schabron, T.F. Turner, and B. Towler, Energy and Fuels, 22, 4019-4028, 2008.
  • “Integrated Freezer System”, S.S. Sorini and J.F. Schabron, final report to DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40322, 2008.
  • “Mercury CEM Calibration”, J.F. Schabron, J. F. Rovani, Jr., M.M. Sanderson, topical report to the Electric Power Research Institute and DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21- 98FT40323, 2008.
  • “Heavy Oil Process Monitor: On-Column Asphaltene Precipitation and re-Dissolution, J.F. Schabron, J. F. Rovani, Jr., M.M. Sanderson, WRI-08-R009 report to the DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40322, and BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Shell, and UOP, 2008.
  • “Mercury Calibration System”, J.F. Schabron, E.K. Kalberer, J. F. Rovani, M.M. Sanderson, R.B. Boysen, W.C. Schuster, topical report to Thermo Fisher Scientific and DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40323, 2009.
  • “Mercury Continuous Emission Monitor Calibration”, J.F. Schabron, E.K. Kalberer, R.B. Boysen, W.C. Schuster, J. F. Rovani, topical report to the Electric Power Research Institute and DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40323, 2009.
  • “Waxphaltene Determinator for Rapid Separation Of Waxes And Asphaltenes”, J. F. Schabron, L. Goual, T.F. Turner, B.F. Towler, Preprints, Div. of Fuel Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 54 (1), 2009.
  • “Enhanced Oil Recovery: Aqueous Flow Tracer Measurement”, J.F. Rovani, J.F. Schabron, topical report WRI-09-R002 to the University of Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute and DOE under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40323, 2009.
  • “Soil Samplers: New Techniques for Subsurface Sampling for Volatile Organic Compounds”, S.S. Sorini, J.F. Schabron, J.F. Rovani, M.M. Sanderson, Final Report to DOE and En Novative Technologies, Inc. under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-98FT40323, 2009. The new techniques were also incorporated into the 2009 revision of ASTM D 4547, Standard Guide for Sampling Waste and Soils for Volatile Organic Compounds”.

Technical Presentations:

  • "Separation of Hydroaromatics and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Coal-Derived Solvents", Rocky Mountain Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Boulder, CO, 1978.
  • "Determination of BHT, Irganox 1076 and Irganox 1010 in Polyethylene by High Performance Liquid Chromatography", 22nd Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Denver, CO, 1980.
  • "Determination of Tris-(Nonylphenyl) Phosphite and Nonylphenol in Butadiene-Styrene Copolymers by High Performance Liquid Chromatography", Pittsburgh Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, 1981.
  • "Determination of Polyolefin Additives by Normal Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography Following Soxhlet Extraction", 24th Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Denver, CO, 1982. "Viscosity Enhancement of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide for Enhanced Oil Recovery", Phillips Petroleum Corporate R&D Symposium, 1983.
  • "Modern Fossil Fuels Analysis", lectures in a special topics course on Analytical Chemistry of Fossil Fuels, University of Wyoming, 1985.
  • "EPA Analyses and the Contract Laboratory Program", lecture in an Environmental Chemistry course, University of Wyoming, 1985.
  • "Safety and Right-to-Know Training", lectures to WRI employees, 1989.
  • "Real-Time In Situ Remote Sensor Development", WRI/DOE Technical Progress Review, 1991.
  • "Nonaqueous Titration of SHRP Asphalts", CONFAB, Silver Creek, CO, 1991.
  • "Determination of Inorganic Selenium Species in Fly Ash Extracts by Ion Chromatography", Poster Session, International Ion Chromatography Symposium, Denver, CO, 1991.
  • "Base Concentrations in SHRP Asphalts and Derived Fractions Determined by Nonaqueous Potentiometric Titration", American Chemical Society national meeting, San Francisco, CA, 1992.
  • "The Characterization of Petroleum Residua" UNITAR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1993.
  • "The Environmental Chemical Monitoring Systems (EnCheMS) Program", presentations at Western Research Institute, In-Situ, Inc., Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Iowa State University, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Westinghouse Research, 1994.
  • "Solvents, Solubilities, and Heavy Oil Composition", lecture in Petroleum Engineering special topics course 5100 on Asphaltenes and Heavy Oil Recovery, University of Wyoming, 1994.
  • "A New Field Test Kit for the Rapid Determination of Diesel Fuel in Soil", Poster Session, USEPA/A&WMA International Symposium on Field Screening Methods for Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Chemicals, Las Vegas, NV, 1995.
  • Symposium Chair and a presentation titled "Field Screening for Soil Fuel Contamination with UV Absorbance and Fluorescence", AT-Onsite Fourth International Conference on environmental field analysis, Orlando (Haines City), FL, 1996.
  • "Evaluation of a Standard Test Method for Screening Fuels in Soils" (co-author), EPA/ACS Waste Testing and Quality Assurance Symposium, Washington, D.C., 1996.
  • “Chemical and Environmental Monitoring Program”, presentation to Morgantown Energy Technology Center sponsors at Western Research Institute, September 1996.
  • "Field Evaluation of a Standard Test Method for Screening Fuels in Soils at a Railroad Site", Poster Session, USEPA/A&WMA International Symposium on Field Screening Methods for Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Chemicals, Las Vegas, NV, 1997.
  • “Practical Deviations from Henry’s Law for Water/Air Partitioning of Volatile Organic Compounds”, Poster Session, USEPA/A&WMA International Symposium on Field Screening Methods for Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Chemicals, Las Vegas, NV, 1997.
  • “Correlation Between Carbon Residue and Molecular Weight”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Spring 1997.
  • “Petroleum Residua and Heavy Oil Constituents”, J.F. Schabron, invited lecture in the Chemistry and Refining of Petroleum Tutorial, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Spring 1997.
  • Participated in a presentation on RCRA classification of wastes as hazardous or non-hazardous by toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) and other analyses, Wyoming Community College Seminar on Environmental and Safety Regulations, University or Wyoming, April 1997.
  • “Chemical and Environmental Monitoring Program”, presentation to Federal Energy Technology Center sponsors at Western Research Institute, May 1997.
  • Presentations to UOP on proprietary residua upgrading and characterization work 1997, 1998, 1999.
  • Presentation to Mobil Technology Corp. on residua stability work, Paulsboro, N.J., August 1998
  • Presentation to Phillips Petroleum and BetzDearborn on residua stability work , Bartlesville, OK, October 1998.
  • Presentation to Phillips Petroleum on field screening for fuels in soils, Bartlesville, OK, October 1998.
  • “Cooperative Agreement Research Tasks”, presentation at the Federal Energy Technology Center, Pittsburgh, February 1999
  • “Petroleum Residua Stability”, Invited lecture at the February meeting of the Wyoming Section of the American Chemical Society, February 1999.
  • Organized and presided over the symposium titled “Stability and Compatibility of Fuel Oils and Heavy Ends”, ACS Petroleum Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 1999.
  • “A Molecular Weight/Polarity Map for Petroleum Residua”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 1999. “Coking Indexes Using the Heithaus Titration and Asphaltene Solubility”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 1999.
  • “Changes in Petroleum Residua During Pyrolysis” invited lecture in the University of Wyoming Chemical/Petroleum Engineering seminar series, April 1999.
  • "Performance of the Disposable En Core Sampler for Storing Soil for Volatile Organic Analysis" (co-author), EPA/ACS Waste Testing and Quality Assurance Symposium, Washington, D.C., 1999.
  • “NMR Imaging Characterization of Sedimentation in Thermally Treated Residua”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2000.
  • "Heat Induced Deposition from Heavy Oils and Petroleum Residua" American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2000.
  • “Diesel Dog Portable Soil Test Kit” presentation to Laramie Plains Lions Club, March 2000.
  • “Deposition from Heavy Oils” invited lecture presented in the University of Wyoming Chemical/Petroleum Engineering seminar series, April 2000.
  • “Deposition from Heavy Oils”, invited presentations at Conoco and Phillips Petroleum research centers, May 2000.
  • “Diesel Dog Portable Soil Test Kit for Screening Fuels in Soils” presentation to the Board of TWY Corp., July 2000.
  • “Deposition from Heavy Oils and Residua”, presentation at the 37th Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, WY, July 2000.
  • “Development of UV Absorbance and Fluorescence Spectroscopy Methods for Screening For Fuels in Soils”, invited presentation at the Dine’ Navajo College Environmental Symposium 2000, Shiprock, NM, August 2000.
  • “Changes in Residua with Pyrolysis” and “Deposition from Heavy Oils”, invited presentations at BetzDearborn Division of Hercules, The Woodlands, TX, September 2000.
  • Organized and presided over the symposium titled “Heavy Oil and Resid Compatibility and Stability”, ACS Petroleum Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2001.
  • “Free Solvent Volume Correlation with Pyrolytic Coke Formation”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2001.
  • “Changes in Residua with Pyrolysis”, “Deposition from Heavy Oils” and “Predicting Coke Formation Tendencies”, invited presentations at ExxonMobil Research, Annandale, NJ, April 2001.
  • “Performance of the En Core Sampler: A Summary of Test Results” (co-author), poster presentation at the First International Conference on Petroleum Contaminated Soils, Sediments, & Water, London, August 2001.
  • “Application of ASTM Method D 5831 Using the Diesel Dog Soil Test Kit at Fuel Contaminated Sites”, (co-author), poster presentation at the First International Conference on Petroleum Contaminated Soils, Sediments, & Water, London, August 2001.
  • “Diesel Dog - New Test Kit for Detecting Fuel in Contaminated Soils”, presentation at the American Chemical Society Northwest Regional Meeting Industrial Innovation Award Symposium, Seattle, WA, June 2001.
  • “Free Solvent Volume Coke Predictability Maps”, invited lecture presented in the University of Wyoming Chemical/Petroleum Engineering seminar series, September 2001.
  • Organized and presided over the symposium titled “Separation and Characterization of Petroleum”, ACS Petroleum Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 2002.
  • “Characterization of Residua During Pyrolysis”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 2002.
  • Three tutorial lectures on residua pyrolysis, coke formation, and fouling at ChevronTexaco in Richmond, CA, May 2002.
  • “Residua Pyrolysis and Coke Formation”, invited presentations at Conoco, Phillips Petroleum, and Koch Industries, June 4, 5, and 6, 2002.
  • “Refinery Distillation Efficiency Improvement Using the Automated Flocculation Titrimeter”, presentation at the 6th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., June 27, 2002.
  • “Petroleum Residua Properties - Heating and Pyrolysis”, invited lecture presented in the University of Wyoming Chemical/Petroleum Engineering seminar series, September 2002.
  • “Determination of Low and High Level VOCs in Soils Using a Single Methanol Desorption Procedure and GC/MS (co-author), ACS 17th Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, October 2002.
  • Mustard DogTM Chemical Warfare Agent Detector, WRI Seminar Series presentation, November 2002.
  • “Refinery Efficiency Improvement” presentation to National Petroleum Technology visitors to WRI, January 2003.
  • “Determination of Low and High Level VOCs in Soils Using a Single Methanol Desorption Procedure and GC/MS” (co-author), Pittsburgh Conference, Orlando, FL, March 2003.
  • Organize and chair symposium titled “Petroleum and Residua Compatibility and Stability”, ACS Petroleum Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2003.
  • “Coke Formation Predictability Maps”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2003.
  • “The Effect of Anti-Fouling Additives on Heat-Induced Deposition”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2003.
  • “GC and GPC Analysis: New Approaches for Asphalt Characterization” (co-author), Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, WY, July 2003.
  • “Thermal Treatment and Petroleum Residua Systems”, invited presentation at ExxonMobil Research, Annandale, NJ, July 2003.
  • “Petroleum Residua and Thermal Treatment” invited lecture presented in the University of Wyoming Chemical/Petroleum Engineering seminar series, September 2003.
  • Organize and co-chair technical session at the WRI/NCUT Symposium on Stability and Compatibility, Edmonton, Canada, September 24, 2003.
  • “Petroleum Residua Structure and the Effects of Thermal Treatment”, Symposium on Stability and Compatibility, Edmonton, Canada, September 2003.
  • “Coking Indexes: Refinery Efficiency Improvements”, Presentation for DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory contract review meeting at WRI, Laramie, WY, September 2003.
  • “Automated Flocculation Titrimetry for Predicting Coking and Blending Stability”, Gulf Coast Conference, Galveston, TX, October 2003.
  • “Thermal Treatment and Petroleum Residua Systems”, invited presentations at GE Betz, The Woodlands, TX and Shell Westhollow Research Center, Houston, TX, October 2003.
  • “Automated Flocculation Titrimeter”, presentation to US Department of Commerce international trade specialist at WRI, February 2004
  • “Ultrasonic Characterization of Pyrolysis Product Oil Stability”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 2004.
  • “The Effectiveness of Deasphalted Oil in Stabilization of Visbroken Athabasca Bitumen”, (coauthor), American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 2004.
  • “Suspended Particle Solution Model and Changes in Residua During Pyrolysis” invited lecture at the George A Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry Symposium Honoring Michael Siskin, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 2004.
  • “Minimizing Petroleum Fouling Using Automated Flocculation Titrimetry” (co-author), Pittsburgh Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2004.
  • “Results from the Use of Gel Permeation Chromatography to Determine Polymer Content in Asphalt” (co-author), Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Cheyenne, WY, June 2004.
  • “X-Wand Technology Business Plan” WRI Institute Meeting presentation as team leader for UW Business Development Class, July 2004.
  • “A Legacy of Contributions to the Petroleum Industry from Western Research Institute”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2004.
  • “Monitoring Petroleum Residua Pyrolysis”, invited lecture presented in the University of Wyoming Chemical/Petroleum Engineering seminar series, September 2004.
  • “New Field Screening Technologies”, presentation at Geoprobe, Inc., Salina, KS, September 2004.
  • “Petroleum Residua Deposition and Pyrolysis”, invited presentations at ConocoPhillips, Ponca City, OK and ChevronTexaco, Richmond, CA, September-October 2004.
  • “Field Screening Technologies Developed at WRI”, invited presentations to USEPA Region 8, USGS National Water Quality Laboratory, and Regis University, January 2005.
  • “Monitoring Residua Pyrolysis with Ultrasonic Spectroscopy”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2005.
  • “Project Management”, tutorial presentation to WRI scientists (mandatory attendance), June 2005.
  • “Field Screening for Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds”, presentation to DOE NETL visitors at WRI, August 9, 2005.
  • “X-Wand Field Screening Technology Update”, presentation to the University of Wyoming Research Corp. Board of Directors, August 11, 2005.
  • “New Process Monitoring Techniques for Pyrolysis Oil Stability”, invited presentation at ExxonMobil Research, Annandale, NJ, September 2005.
  • “Ultrasonic Spectroscopy And On-Column Asphaltene Precipitation For Gauging Proximity To Coke Formation During Pyrolysis” invited lecture presented in the University of Wyoming Chemical/Petroleum Engineering seminar series, September 2005.
  • “WRI Coking Indexes for Monitoring Pyrolysis Severity”, presentation to MEG Energy Corporation, October 2005.
  • “WRI Technologies on the Market”, presentation to U.S. Congressional Staffers (Sen. Craig Thomas, Sen. Mike Enzi, Rep. Barbara Cubin) October 2005.
  • “Rapid On-Column Asphaltene Precipitation and Re-dissolution” presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 2006.
  • “Mercury Vapor Pressure” Presentation to EPRI, EPA, NIST, ASTM, and mercury analyzer manufacturer representatives at ad hoc EPRI meeting, Orlando, FL, March 2006.
  • “Mercury Vapor Pressure Calibrators” invited presentation at EPRI CEM User Group Meeting, Columbus, OH, May 2006.
  • “Petroleum Residua and Pyrolysis” invited presentation at UOP, Des Plaines, IL, June 2006.
  • “New Process Monitoring Techniques for Pyrolysis Oil Stability” invited presentation at ConocoPhillips, Ponca City, OK, June 2006.
  • “Vapor Pressure Mercury Calibrators” presentation to DOE NETL visitors to WRI, August 2006.
  • “NIST Traceability for Vapor Pressure Based Mercury Calibrators” invited presentation to DOE NETL, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2006.
  • “Techniques for Monitoring Fouling Tendency Resulting From Thermal Treatment” presentation at the WRI/NCUT Fouling and Corrosion Symposium, Edmonton, Canada September 2006.
  • “New On-Column Asphaltene Precipitation and Re-Dissolution Technique” invited lecture presented in the University of Wyoming Chemical/Petroleum Engineering seminar series, October 2006.
  • “Asphaltene Determinator” and “Ultrasonic Spectroscopy” invited presentations at ExxonMobil Research and Development Corp., Annandale NJ, October 2006, and at Chevron Products Co., Richmond, CA, November 2006.
  • “NIST Traceability for Vapor Pressure Based Mercury Calibration, presentation at EPRI workshop meeting at the Electric Utilities Environmental Conference, Tucson, AZ, January 2007.
  • “On-column Precipitation and Re-Dissolution: A New Analytical Technique” invited presentation at the Wyoming Section of the American Chemical Society, February 2007.
  • “Asphaltene Determinator: On-Column Precipitation and Re-Dissolution of Asphaltenes”, presentation at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.
  • “NIST Traceability for Mercury CEM Calibration”, invited presentation at the Mercury CEM Supergroup Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 2007.
  • “Process Control Analysis Methods Development for a Proprietary Process”, contractual presentation at UOP, Des Plaines, IL, March 2007.
  • “Analytical Technologies Group: Current Activities Update”, presentation to the University of Wyoming Research Corporation Board of Directors, August 2007.
  • “Structure of Asphaltenes”, fill-in presentation at the American Chemical Society National Meeting: Symposium Honoring Martin Gorbaty, Boston, MA, August 2007.
  • “Status of DOE Funded Analytical Technologies Projects”, presentation at the Annual Technical Review for the USDOE National Energy Technology Laboratory, Laramie, September 2007.
  • “New Approaches for Characterization o f Heavy Oils and Petroleum residua to Monitor Polar Material Distribution, Flocculation , and Severity of Pyrolysis”, invited tutorial lectures at Shell Global Solutions Westhollow Research Center (51 attendees), Houston, TX, and Baker Hughes, Sugarland, TX, (27 attendees) September 2007.
  • “Petroleum Asphaltene Structure and Characterization with Automated Solubility Separations”, invited lecture presented in the University of Wyoming Chemical/Petroleum Engineering seminar series, October 2007.
  • Organize and co-chair technical joint symposia on Heavy Oil Chemistry, and Fouling at the concurrent ACS / AIChE national meeting in New Orleans in April 2008.
  • “On-Column Precipitation and Re-dissolution Technique for Separation of Asphaltenes and Waxes in Asphalt Binders”, presentation at the Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, WY, July, 2008.
  • “Characterization of Heavy Oil Polar Components by Solubility Separation”, presentation at national ACS / AIChE joint symposium on Heavy Oil Chemistry, New Orleans, April 2008.
  • “Automated Solubility Separations”, invited presentations at UOP, Des Plaines, IL, May 2008, and ExxonMobil, Annandale, NJ, June 2008, ConocoPhillips, October 2008, Chevron, November 2008.
  • “Petroleum Residua and Pyrolysis”, invited presentation at BP, Naperville, IL, July 2008 and Frontier Refining, El Dorado, KS, October 2008.
  • Organize and co-chair technical joint symposia on Heavy Oil, Oil Shale, and Bitumen at the ACS national meeting held in Salt Lake City in March 2009.
  • “Waxphaltene Determinator for Rapid Separation Of Waxes And Asphaltenes”, presentation at national ACS symposium on Heavy Oil, Shale Oil, and Bitumen, Salt Lake City, March 2009.
  • “Heavy Oil and Residua: Automated Solubility Separations”, invited lecture presented in the University of Wyoming Chemical/Petroleum Engineering seminar series, and as prerequisite lecture for appointment as UW adjunct professor, April 2009.

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