Jean-Michel HERRI

  • Responsibilities and Duties

    SPIN Centre Head

  • Skills

    Fundamentals of Kinetics and Thermodynamics
    Industrial Applications of Gas Hydrates

  • Research Topics

    Since his Ph.D. on hydrate crystallization at IFPEN, he cumulates 26 years of experience on the topic of Gas Hydrates. He is Head and founder of the GasHyDyn Research Team specialized on fundamentals of hydrates and scaling up to industrial applications, in the field of flow assurance, CO2 capture, heat transport, water treatment, methane hydrate bearing terrestrial or Mars sediments. He is author/co-author of over 30 publications in international review, on thermodynamics, kinetics, physics, instrumentation, flowsheeting and economic analysis. He has been staff of a start-up on water treatment during 2 years. He participated to 6 European research program and 1 european academic partner, coordinated a national program on fundamentals of gas hydrates for gas separation. He was directly sponsored by industrial partners (Oil and Gas, Cement industry) for a total amount of 2 millions euros.

  • Teaching Areas

    Refining Plant,
    Costing and Sizing

  • Education

    2003 : Habilitation à Diriger des recherches at Ecole Doctorale de Saint-Etienne
    1996 : Ph.D. at l’École Doctorale de Sciences Pétrolières, Université Paris VI, IFPEN.
    1992 D.E.A. de Sciences Pétrolières (Master Degree in Oil and Gas Engineering, ENS Pétrole et des Moteurs à Rueil-Malmaison (92).
    1991 D.E.A. de Chimie (Master Degree in Chemistry) Université Blaise Pascal de Clermont-Ferrand.
    1991 Engineer degree in Chemistry from École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand

  • Career History

    Since 2017 : Head of the SPIN Research Centre (staff 90)

    2015-2016 : One year Sabbatical at Colorado School of Mines, with Amadeu Sum Team, supported by TOTAL

    2014-2016 : member of the BGH startup to design and support a new system of water treatment by using gas hydrate crystallization

    2007-2011 Head of the research department (Staff 30) specialised on Chemical Engineering for Industry and Geo Engineering

    2006-2011 : Head of the Teatching departement on Chemical Engineering

    2000 : Founder of the GasHyDyn Team devoted to Gas Hydrates Industrial Applications

  • Main Publications

    Philippe Glenat, Pierre Suchet-Duchaux, TOTAL, Pau, Paris
    Ryo Ohmura, Université de Keio, Yokohama, Japon
    Sanehiro Muromachi, AIST, Tsukuba, Japon
    U. Liebbenthal, A. Kater, Hamburg University of Technolgy, Germany
    Nicolas Von Solms, Technical University of Denmark
    Anne Sinquin (flow assurance), Paul Broutin (CO2 capture), IFPEN, Reuil-Malmaison, Solaize
    Said Samer, Mohamed Bellon, LCMVAR, University Hadj Lakhdar, , Batna, Algerie
    Mohammed Khodja, SONATRACH/Upstream Activity, Boumerdes, Algérie
    André Burnol, BRGM, Orléans
    Livio Ruffine, IFREMER, Brest
    Varun Govindaraj, Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Inde
    Eric Chassefière, IDES, UMR 8148, Université Paris-Sud
    Olivier Mousis, UTINAM, UMR 6213, Université de Franche-Comté
    Amadeu Sum, Colorado School of Mines
    Rigoberto Morales, UTFPR – Brazil

    Thermodynamics (13)
    Bouillot, B., Herri, J.-M., , 2017, chapter 6 “Volume and Non-Equilibrium Crystallization
 of Clathrate Hydrates”, in Gas Hydrates: From Characterization and Modeling to Applications, Daniel Broseta (Editor), Livio Ruffine (Editor), Desmedt Arnaud (Editor), ISBN: 978-1-84821-969-4, Wiley-ISTE
    Schmidt, F.; Chassefiere, E.; Tian, F.; Herri, J.M., 2016, Early Mars volcanic sulfur storage in the upper cryosphere and formation of transient SO2-rich atmospheres during the Hesperian, METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE 51 (11) 2226-2233
    Bouillot, B., Herri, J.M., Framework for clathrate hydrate flash calculations and implications on the crystal structure and final equilibrium of mixed hydrates, Fluid Phase Equilibria 413, 2016:184-195
    Le Quang, D.(Duyen), Le Quang, D.(Du), Bouillot, B., Herri, J.M., Glenat, P., Duchet-Suchaux, P., Experimental procedure and results to measure the composition of gas hydrate, during crystallization and at equilibrium, from N2–CO2–CH4–C2H6–C3H8–C4H10 gas mixtures, Fluid Phase Equilibria, Volume 413, 15 April 2016, Pages 10-21
    Burnol, A., Thinon, I., Ruffine, L., Herri, J.M., Influence of impurities (nitrogen and methane) on the CO2 storage capacity as sediment-hosted gas hydrates – Application in the area of the Celtic Sea and the Bay of Biscay, Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 35, (2015) 96-109
    M., Brântuas , Galfré, A., P., Bouillot, B., Douzet, J., Ouabbas, Y., Cameirao, A., 2013, Enhanced selectivity of the separation of CO2 from N2 during crystallization of semi-clathrate hydrates from quaternary ammonium solutions, Oil and Gas Science and Technology – Revue d’IFP Energies Nouvelles 69-5(2014) 947-968
    Herslund, P., Thomsen, K., Abildskov, J., con Solms, N., Galfré, A., Brântuas, P., Kwaterski, M., herri, J.M., 2013, Thermodynamic promotion of carbon dioxide-clathate hydrate formation by tetrahydrofuran, cyclopentane and their mixture, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 17,, 397-410
    Muromachi, S., Nagashima, H.D.,Herri, J.M., Ohmura, R., 2013, Thermodynamic modeling for clathrate hydrates of Ozone, The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 64 (2013)193-197
    Galfré, A., Cameirao, A., Chauvy, F., Lallemand, A., Herri, J.-M., 2013, Clathrate hydrates equilibrium points for carbon dioxide and nitrogen gas mixture in presence of cyclopentane in water emulsion, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2014, 59 (3), pp 592–602
    Kwaterski, M., and Herri, J.M., 2012, Modelling Gas Hydrate Equilibria using the Electrolyte Non-Random Two-Liquid (eNTRL) Model, Fluid Phase Equilibria, Volume 371, 15 June 2014, Pages 22-40
    Chassefière, E., Dartois, E., Herri, J.M., Tian, F., Mousis, O., Lakhlifi, A., Schmidt, F., 2012, CO2-SO2 clathrate hydrate formation on early Mars, Icarus 223 (2012) 878-891
    Herri, J.M., Chassefiere E., 2012, Carbon dioxide, argon, nitrogen and methane clathrate hydrates: thermodynamic modelling, investigation of their stability in Martian atmospheric conditions and variability of methane trapping, Planetary and Space Science 73 (2012), pp. 376-386
    Le Quang Duyen, Jean-Michel Herri, Yamina Ouabbas, Truong Hoai Nam, Le Quang Du. CO2-CH4 exchange in the context of CO2 injection and gas production from methane hydrates bearing sediments. PETROLEUM EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION. PetroVietnam Journal Vol 10/2012.
    Herri J.-M.  , Bouchemoua A., Kwaterski , M., Fezoua A., Ouabbas Y., Cameirao A., 2011, Gas Hydrate Equilibria from CO2-N2 and CO2-CH4 gas mixtures, – Experimental studies and Thermodynamic Modelling, Fluid Phase Equilibria, Vol. 301, pages 171-190

    Kinetics (9)
    Said,S., Govindaraj, V., Herri, J.M., Ouabbas, Y., Khodja, M., Belloum, M., Sangwai, J.S., Nagarajan, R., A study on the influence of nanofluids on gas hydrate formation kinetics and their potential: Application to the CO2 capture process, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Volume 32, May 2016, Pages 95-108
    Herri, J. -M.; Bouchemoua, A.; Kwaterski, M.; et al., 2014, Enhanced Selectivity of the Separation of CO2 from N-2 during Crystallization of Semi-Clathrates from Quaternary Ammonium Solutions, 2014, OIL & GAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-REVUE D IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES 69-5 (2014) 947-968
    Herri, J.M., Kwaterski, M., 2012, Derivation of a Langmuir type of model to describe the intrinsic growth rate of gas hydrates during crystallization from gas mixtures, Chemical Engineering Science 81 (2012) 28-37
    Tonnet, N., and Herri, J.M., Methane hydrates bearing synthetic sediments—Experimental and numerical approaches of the dissociation, Chemical Engineering Science, Volume 64, Issue 19, 1 October 2009, Pages 4089-4100
    NGuyen-Hong (D.), Gruy (F.) Herri (J.M.), An Analytical Estimation for Dissociation Time of Hydrate Plugs in Pipelines, Chemical Engineering Science, Volume 61, Issue 6, March 2006, Pages 1846-1853, 2005
    Cournil (M) & Herri (J.-M.), Asymptotic Model for Gas-Liquid Crystallization in Two-Film Systems, A.I.Ch.E, Vol.49, No. 8, pp 2030-2038, august 2003
    Pic (J.-S.), Herri (J.-M.), Cournil (M). Experimental influence of kinetic inhibitors on methane hydrate particle size distribution during batch crystallization, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 79, No.3, pp. 374-383, June 2001
    Pic (J.-S.), Herri (J.-M.), Cournil (M). Mechanisms of Methane Hydrate Crystallization in a Semi-batch Reactor : Influence of a Kinetic Inhibitor (PolyVynilPyrrolidone), Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol 912, p. 564-575, 2000
    Herri (J.-M.), Gruy (F.), Pic (J.-S.), Cournil (M.). Methane hydrate crystallisation Mechanism from in situ Particle Sizing A.I.Ch.E. Journal, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 590-602, Mars 1999b

    Models under flowing (3)
    Melchuna, A., Cameirao, A., Herri, J.-M., Glenat, P., Topological modeling of methane hydrate crystallization from low to high water cut emulsion systems, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 413, 2016, 158-169
    Fidel-Dufour (A.), Gruy (F.) Herri (J.M.), Experimental characterization and modelling of the rheological properties of methane hydrate slurries during their crystallisation in a water in dodecane emulsion under laminar flowing, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol 61, pp. 505-515, 2005
    Darbouret (M.), Cournil (M.) Herri (J.M.), Rheological study of TBAB hydrate slurries as secondary two-phase refrigerants, International Journal of Refrigeration, Volume 28, Issue 5, Pages 663-671, August 2005

    Fundamentals of opitcs (3)
    Bonnefoy (O.), Gruy (F.) & Herri (J.M.), Van der Waals interactions in systems involving gas hydrates, Fluid Phase Equilibrium, Volume 231, Issue 2, Pages 176-187, 2005
    Bonnefoy (O.), Gruy (F.) & Herri (J.M.), Calculation of the index of refraction and Hamaker constant of gas hydrates, Materials chemistry and physics, Volume 89, Issues 2-3, Pages 336-344, 2005
    Herri (J.M.), Gruy (F.) Calculation of the index of refraction of pure hydrate gaz using a modified Lorentz-Lorenz model : application to methane hydrate. Materials chemistry and physics, Vol.42, p. 51-55, 1995

    Costing and Sizing (4)
    Douzet, J. ; Kwaterski, M. ; Lallemand, A. ; Chauvy, F. ; Flick, D. ; Herri, J.M., 2013, Prototyping of a real size air-conditioning system using a tetra-n-butylammonium bromide semiclathrate hydrate slurry as secondary two-phase refrigerant – Experimental investigations and modeling, International Journal of Refrigeration 36 (2013) 1616-1631
    Nguyen Hong (D.), Chauvy (F.) & Herri (J.M.) CO2 Capture by Hydrate crystallization – A potential Solution for Gas emission of Steelmaking Industry, Energy Conversion and Management, 48, 1313–1322, 2007
    Nguyen Hong (D.) & Herri (J.M.) A global view of hydrate technology in the world – its application and development potential in the viet nam (CÁI NHÌN TOÀN CẢNH VỀ CÔNG NGHỆ HYDRATE TRÊN THẾ GIỚI – KHẢ NĂNG ỨNG DỤNG VÀ PHÁT TRIỂN Ở VIỆT NAM) Science and Technology, N° 15/16, 2006
    Behar (E.), Delion (A.S.), Herri (J.M.), Sugier (A.), Thomas (M.) Hydrate problem within the framework of multiphase production and transport of crude oils and natural gases. Revue de l’Institut Français du Pétrole, Vol. 49, N°. 3, Mai-Juin 1994

    Sensors (4)
    Cameirao , A., , Le Ba, H., Darbouret, M., Herri, J.M., Peytavy, J.L., Glénat, 2012, P., Chord length distributions interpretation using a polydispersed population: Modeling and experiments, Journal of CrystalGrowth 342, 65–71
    Hung Leba, Cameirao (A.), Herri (J.M.) Darboure( M.) Peytavy (J.L.) Glénat (P.) Chord length distributions measurements during crystallisation and agglomeration of gas hydrate in a water-in-oil emulsion: Simulation and experimentation, Chemical Engineering Science, Volume 65, Issue 3, 1 February 2010, Pages 1185-1200
    Herri, JM; Hung, LB; Cameirao, A, et al., Interpretation and modeling of chord length distribution from FBRM results during gas hydrate formation and agglomeration from water-in-oil emulsion , Abstracts of papers of the American chemical society, Vol. 237 Meeting Abstract: 106-FUEL 2009
    Herri (J.-M.), Gruy (F.), Pic (J.-S.), Cournil (M.), Cingotti (B.) et Sinquin (A.) Interest of in situ particle size determination for the characterization of methane hydrate formation. Application to the study of kinetic inhibitors., Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 54, No. 12, pp. 1849-1858, 1999a

  • Distinctions

    2014, Award of Innovation 2030 for the startup BGH, Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir, Bpifrance, startup BGH, Water treatment by using hydrates
    2015, International Water Summit, Abu Dhabi, Award of the best startup, BGH