Dr. Ing. Chemical Engineering (UTFSM, Chile)
M.Sc. Chemical Engineering University of California, Berkeley, US)
Ing. Quim (UTE, Chile)
Email: juan.vera [at] mcgill.ca
Publications after retirement
J.H. Vera and G. Wilczk-Vera (Eds), Ionic Surfactants and Aqueous Solutions
Biomolecules, Metals and Nanoparticles, De Gruyter, 2018, ISBN 978-3-11-056336-8
Dedication: In Memory of Professor Martin E. Weber (August 4, 1937- November 24, 2008)
J. H. Vera and G. Wilczek-Vera, Classical Thermodynamics of Fluid Systems. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2017. ISBN 13-978-1-4987-6727-9 (Hardback).
CRC release: The aim of this book is to provide an in-depth view of the subject with all its mathematical complexity while keeping the focus practical. The book covers the subject in an innovative way, from the first principles of thermodynamics to applied topics of interest for practicing engineers and researchers. From the first chapters it takes out the myth of the mysterious nature of entropy and the remoteness of the Gibbs, Helmholtz and other functions, integrating them to the representation of physical phenomena. It provides a concise description of the fundamental concepts and uses real-world examples to show how to solve practical problems.
G. Wilczek-Vera and J. H Vera, "General Aspects of Ionic Activities in Aqueous Solutions" Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering, Elsevier Encyclopedia, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.14284-2, January 2018.
G. Wilczek-Vera and J.H. Vera, “How Much Do We Know About the Activity Coefficients of Individual Ions?” Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 99, (2016) 65-69.
G. Wilczek-Vera and J.H. Vera, “Understanding Cubic Equations of State: A Search for the hidden clues of their success.” AIChE J., 61 (2015) 201-204.
B. Ebrahimi, T. Hatami and J.H. Vera, “Use of a hybrid optimization method to reduce vapor liquid equilibrium data of maverick systems: The case of carbon dioxide with 2 methoxyethanol and 2 ethoxyethanol using cubic equations of state.” Fluid Phase Equilibria, 338 (2013) 46-53.
G. Wilczek-Vera and J.H. Vera, “Short answer to the reply from D.P. Zarubin to our comment on ‘‘The nature of single-ion activity coefficients calculated from potentiometric measurements on cell with liquid-junction’’, Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 47, (2012) 449-450.
J. H. Vera and G. Wilczek-Vera, “Comment on ‘‘The nature of single-ion activity coefficients calculated from potentiometric measurements on cells with liquid junctions’’ by Dmitri P. Zarubin, J. Chem. Thermodyn. 43 (2011) 1135–1152”, Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 47, 442-444, (2012).
G. Wilczek-Vera and J.H. Vera, “The activity of individual ions. A conceptual discussion of the relation between the theory and the experimentally measured values”, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 312, 79–84, (2011). Corrigendum to “The activity of individual ions. A conceptual discussion of the relation between the theory and the experimentally measured values” [Fluid Phase Equilibria, 312 (2011) 79–84], Fluid Phase Equilibria, 314 (2012) 203.
G. Wilczek-Vera and J.H. Vera, “On the measurement of the real values of individual ionic activities: A chemical engineering perspective.”, Chemical Engineering Science, 66 (2011) 3782-3791.
T. Hatami, M. Rahimi and J.H. Vera, “On the compatibility between vapor pressure data and the critical constants. Use of the van der Waals family of cubic equations of state to study the cases of 2 methoxyethanol and 2 ethoxyethanol” Fluid Phase Equilibria, 303 (2011) 201-204.
G. Wilczek-Vera, A. Arce and J.H. Vera, “Answer to “Comment on individual ion activities of Na+ and Cl- by Arce, Wilczek-Vera and Vera" by F. Malatesta.”, Chemical Engineering Science, 65 (2010) 2263-2264.
E. Lladosa, A. Arce, G. Wilczek-Vera, J. H. Vera, “Effect of the reference solution in the measurement of ion activity coefficients using cells with transference at 298.15 K”, Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 42 (2010) 244-250.
G. Wilczek-Vera and J.H. Vera, “On the Predictive Ability of the New Thermodynamics of Electrolyte Solutions”, Ind. & Eng. Chem. Research, 48 (2009) 6436-6440.
E. Rodil, A. Arce, G. Wilczek-Vera and J.H. Vera, “Measurement of Ion Activity Coefficients in Aqueous Solutions of Mixed Electrolyte with a Common Ion: NaNO3 + KNO3, NaCl + KCl, and NaBr + NaCl”, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 54 (2009) 345-350; 54 (2009) 1958-1960.
A. Arce, G. Wilczek-Vera and J.H. Vera, “Activities of Na+ and Cl- Ions from Homoionic Measurements with Null Junction Potentials at Different Concentrations”, Chemical Engineering Science, 62 (2007) 3849-3857.
J.H. Vera and A. Mulero, “Comments on ‘Equation of State for Hard Spheres and Excess Function Calculation of Binary Mixtures’ by Miandehy et al” , Fluid Phase Equil., 253 (2007) 176-177.
M.M. Husein, E. Rodil and J.H. Vera, “Preparation of AgBr Nanoparticles in Microemulsions Via Reaction of AgNO3 with CTAB Counterion”, J. Nanoparticle Res., 9 (2007) 787-796.
I. Polishuk, J H. Vera and H. Segura, “Azeotropic Behavior of Dieterici Fluids”, Fluid Phase Equil., 257 (2007) 18-26.
G. Wilczek-Vera, E. Rodil and J.H. Vera, “A Complete Discussion of the Rationale Supporting the Experimental Determination of Individual Ionic Activities”, Fluid Phase Equil., 244 (2006) 33-45.
M.M. Husein, E. Rodil and J.H. Vera, “A Novel Approach for Preparation of AgBr Nanoparticles from their Bulk Solid Precursor Using CTAB Microemulsions”, Langmuir, 22 (2006) 2264-2272.
G. Wilczek-Vera, E. Rodil and J. H. Vera, “Towards Accurate Values of Individual Ion Activities Additional Data for NaCl, NaBr and KCl, and New Data for NH4Cl”, Fluid Phase Equil., 241 (2006) 59-69.
G. Wilczek-Vera and J.H. Vera, “On the Measurement of Individual Ion Activities”, Fluid Phase Equil., 236 (2005) 96-110.
M. Husein, E. Rodil and J.H. Vera, “A Novel Method for the Preparation of Silver Chloride Nanoparticles Starting from Their Solid Powder Using Microemulsions”, J. Coll. & Interface Sci., 288 (2005) 457-467.
I. Polishuk and J.H. Vera, “A Novel Equation of State for the Prediction of Thermodynamic Properties of Fluids”, J. Phys. Chem. B, 109, (2005) 5977-5984.
I. Polishuk and J.H. Vera, “A Novel EOS that Combines the van der Waals and the Dieterici Potentials”, AIChE J., 51 (2005) 2077-2088.
R. Dumortier, M.E. Weber and J.H. Vera, “Removal and Recovery of Gallium from Aqueous Solutions by Complexation with Sodium Di-(n-Octyl) Phosphinate”, Hydrometallurgy, 76 (2005) 207-215.
M. R. Riazi and J.H. Vera, “Method to Calculate the Solubility of Light Gases in Petroleum and Coal Liquid Fractions Based on their P/N/A Composition”, Ind. & Eng. Chem. Research, 44 (2005) 186-192.