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Dan Vladimir Nichita

CNRS, Université de Pau, Laboratoire des fluides complexes (UMR 5150), Pau, France

Institution web page: http://lfc.univ-pau.fr
Personal web page: http://lfc.univ-pau.fr/live/Membres-equipe/fiche-bio/fiche-nichita
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Born: 1964

Interests: Computational thermodynamics

Details:
ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-4554-2011

• Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches. "Méthodes avancées pour le calcul des équilibres thermodynamiques entre phases: équilibre, stabilité, criticité et caractérisation des mélanges complexes", Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, December 2008.
• Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, Universitatea Petrol-Gaze Ploiesti, December 1996.
• Petroleum Engineering degree, Institutul de Petrol si Gaze Ploiesti, 1988

• Professor, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, 2010-present.
Teaching: Thermodynamics of Petroleum Fluids, Reservoir Simulation, Well Performance
• Senior researcher (Directeur de recherche), Université de Pau et des pays de l’Adour, UMR 5150 CNRS, Laboratoire des Fluides Complexes, 2005-2010.
• Distinguido investigador visitante, Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Mexico DF (2003-2004).
• Visiteur scientifique, Institut Français du Pétrole, Rueil-Malmaison (June 2001-June 2002).
• Investigador visitante, Instituto de Investigación en Matematica Aplicada y en Systemas-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico DF (June-July 2000).
• Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, USA (1999.).
• Petrom-ICPT Campina (1991-2003).
Senior researcher (CSP I, 2001-2003; CSP II, 1997-2001).

ResearcherID: A-4554-2011

Selected publications:
• Martin Petitfrere, Dan Vladimir Nichita. A comparison of conventional and reduction approaches for phase equilibrium calculations. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 386, pp. 30-46, 2015.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Claude F. Leibovici. Rapid and robust resolution of Underwood equations using convex transformations. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 71, p. 574–590, 2014.
• Martin Petitfrere, Dan Vladimir Nichita, Francois Montel. Multiphase equilibrium calculations using the semi-continuous thermodynamics of hydrocarbon mixtures . Fluid Phase Equilibria, 362, pp. 365-378, 2014.
• Martin Petitfrere, Dan Vladimir Nichita. Robust and efficient Trust-Region based stability analysis and multiphase flash calculations. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 362, pp. 51-68, 2014.
• Claude F. Leibovici, Dan Vladimir Nichita. New basis functions for the representation of vapor pressure data. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 361, pp. 1-15, 2014.
• Claude F. Leibovici, Dan Vladimir Nichita. A quasi-analytical solution of Frost–Kalkwarf vapor pressure equation. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 58, pp. 378-380, 2013.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Martin Petitfrere. Phase stability analysis using a reduction method . Fluid Phase Equilibria, , 358, pp. 27-39, 2013.
• Claude F. Leibovici, Dan Vladimir Nichita. SRK and PR alpha functions for ice. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 356, p. 371–373, 2013.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Claude F. Leibovici. A rapid and robust method for solving the Rachford–Rice equation using convex transformations. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 353, p. 38–49, 2013.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita and Alain Graciaa. A new reduction method for phase equilibrium calculations. Fluid Phase Equilibria , 302 (1-2), pp. 226-233, 2011.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita and Claude F. Leibovici. Parametric construction of characteristic curves. Fluid Phase Equilibria , 300 (1-2), pp. 83-88, 2011.
• De Castro, D. T. , Nichita, D. V. , Broseta, D. , Herriou, M. , Barker, J. W. Improved delumping of compositional simulation results. Petroleum Science and Technology , 29 (1), pp. 1-12 , 2011.
• Alexandre Lapene , Dan Vladimir Nichita, Gérald Debenest and Michel Quintard. Three-Phase Free-Water Flash Calculations Using a New Modified Rachford-Rice Equation . Fluid Phase Equilibria, 297 (1), pp. 121-128, 2010.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita and Susana Gomez. Efficient and Reliable Mixture Critical Points Calculation by Global Optimization. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 291 (2), pp. 125-140, 2010.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita , Perveiz Khalid and Daniel Broseta. Calculation of Isentropic Compressibility and Sound Velocity in Two-Phase Fluids . Fluid Phase Equilibria, 291 (1) , pp. 95-102, 2010.
• Claude F. Leibovici and Dan Vladimir Nichita. Boyle temperature and cubic equations of state . Fluid Phase Equilibria, 289 (1), pp. 94-97 , 2010.
• Claude F. Leibovici and Dan Vladimir Nichita. Iterative solutions for sum(a(i)/(lambda-c(i))=1 equations . Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 88 (5-6), pp. 602-605, 2010.
• Claude F. Leibovici and Dan Vladimir Nichita. Numerical properties of equations involving high-order derivatives of pressure with respect to volume . Chemical Papers, 64 (1), pp. 106-113, 2010.
• D. V. Nichita, J. -C. de-Hemptinne, S. Gomez . Isochoric Phase Stability Testing for Hydrocarbon Mixtures . Petroleum Science and Technology, 27 (18), pp. 2177-2191, 2009.
• Claude F. Leibovici and Dan Vladimir Nichita. Isothermal production from a supercritical gas container: A new characteristic curve. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 286 (1) , pp. 45-51, 2009.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Jerome Pauly, Jean-Luc Daridon. Joule-Thomson Inversion in Vapor-Liquid-Solid Solution Systems. International Journal of Thermophysics, 30 (4), pp. 1130-1143, 2009.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita and Susana Gomez. Efficient location of multiple global minima for the phase stability problem. Chemical Engineering Journal, 152 (1), pp. 251-263, 2009.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Daniel Broseta, Patrick Elhorga, Francois Montel. Pseudo-component delumping for multiphase equilibrium in hydrocarbon-water mixtures. Petroleum Science and Technology, 26 (17), pp. 2058 - 207, 2008.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, David Bessieres, Jean-Luc Daridon. Calculation of Joule-Thomson Inversion Curves for Multiphase Systems with Waxy Solid Phase Precipitation. Energy & Fuels, 22 (6), pp. 4012-4018, 2008.
• Claude F. Leibovici and Dan Vladimir Nichita. A new look at multiphase Rachford-Rice equations for negative flashes. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 267 (2), pp. 127-132, 2008.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Fernando García-Sánchez and Susana Gómez. Phase stability analysis using the PC-SAFT equation of state and the Tunneling global optimization method. Chemical Engineering Journal, 140 (1-3), pp. 509-520, 2008.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita. Phase Envelope Construction for Mixtures with Many Components. Energy & Fuels, 22 (1), pp. 488 - 495, 2008.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Jerome Pauly, Francois Montel, and Jean-Luc Daridon. Pseudocomponent Delumping for Multiphase Systems with Waxy Solid Phase Precipitation. Energy & Fuels, 22 (2), pp. 775 - 783, 2008.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Daniel Broseta and Francois Montel. Calculation of convergence pressure/temperature and stability test limit loci of mixtures with cubic equations of state. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 261 (1-2), pp. 176-184, 2007.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Daniel Broseta and Claude F. Leibovici. Reservoir fluid applications of a pseudo-component delumping new analytical procedure. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 59 (1-2), pp. 59-72, 2007.
• D. V. Nichita, D. Broseta, J. -C. de Hemptinne, V. Lachet. Efficient Phase Equilibrium Calculation for Compositional Simulation: The Direct Reduced Flash. Petroleum Science and Technology, 25 (3), pp. 315 - 342, 2007.
• Claude F. Leibovici and Dan Vladimir Nichita. Parametric Generation of Single Phase Properties (P-T Curves) for Most Cubic Equations of State and Any Mixing Rules. Chemical Engineering Communications, 194 (5), pp. 648 - 655, 2007.
• Nichita D. V. . A reduction method for phase equilibrium calculations with cubic equations of state. Braz. J. Chem. Eng. , 23 (3), pp. 427-434, 2006.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Cecilia de los Angeles Duran Valencia, Susana Gomez. Volume-Based Thermodynamics Global Phase Stability Analysis. Chemical Engineering Communications, 193 (10), pp. 1194-1216, 2006.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita and Claude F. Leibovici. Calculation of Joule–Thomson inversion curves for two-phase mixtures. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 246 (1-2), pp. 167-176, 2006.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita and Claude F. Leibovici. An analytical consistent pseudo-component delumping procedure for equations of state with non-zero binary interaction parameters. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 245 (1), pp. 71-82, 2006.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Daniel Broseta and Claude F. Leibovici. Consistent delumping of multiphase flash results. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 30 (6-7), pp. 1026-1037, 2006.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Daniel Broseta and Jean-Charles de Hemptinne. Multiphase equilibrium calculation using reduced variables. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 246 (1-2), pp. 15-27, 2006.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita. A New Method for Critical Points Calculation from Cubic EOS. AIChE Journal, 52 (3), pp. 856-1282, 2006.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita. Calculation of critical points using a reduction method. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 228-229, pp. 223-231, 2005.
• D. V. Nichita, S. Gomez, E. Luna-Ortiz. Multiphase Equilibria Calculation by Direct Minimization of Gibbs Free Energy Using the Tunnelling Global Optimization Method. Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 43 (5), pp. 13-16, 2004.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita and Florea Minescu. Efficient phase equilibrium calculation in a reduced flash context. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 82 (6), pp. 1225-1238, 2004.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Susana Gomez and Eduardo Luna. Phase stability analysis with cubic equations of state by using a global optimization method. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 194-197, pp. 411-437, 2002.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Susana Gomez and Eduardo Luna. Multiphase equilibria calculation by direct minimization of Gibbs free energy with a global optimization method. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 26 (12), pp. 1703-1724, 2002.
• D. V. Nichita, F. Minescu, I. Cretu. Regression analysis and C7+ description for accurate PVT data calculations with equations of state. Petroleum Geoscience, 7 (2), pp. 181-189, 2001.
• Dan Vladimir Nichita, Lamia Goual and Abbas Firoozabadi. Wax precipitation in gas condensate mixtures. SPE Production & Facilities, 16 (4), pp. 250-259, 2001.


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