Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

B.Sc. and Ms. on Chemistry, Major on Physical Chemistry (1989, Physical and Analytical Chemistry Department, Faculty of Chemistry, Universidad de Oviedo). PhD. degree on Physical Chemistry (1994, Physical Chemistry Department, Faculty of Chemistry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid).
Pre-doctoral grant and teaching assistant at UCM (1990-1998) and teaching assistant at URJC (1998-2001). Since 2001, Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry at the URJC.
Lectures of Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Thermodynamics (B.Sc. & Ms. on Chemistry, UCM; B.Sc. & Ms. on Environmental Sciences, URJC; B.Sc. & Ms. on Chemical Engineering, URJC; Bachelor on Industrial Engineering, URJC).
Post-doctoral stay at the Kaiserslautern University (Germany, 1997), and several pre-doctoral stays at the Denmark Technique University (DTU, Denmark, 1991) and Nova de Lisboa (UNL, Portugal, 1992 and 1993).
Research interests are focus on the experimental and theoretical study of phase equilibria, the thermodynamic and characterization of fraction and crude oils, the study of scales formation and the polymer characterization.










Influence on properties and phase structure of single gas-phase reactor made impact polypropylene copolymers

Pastor-García, M. T.; Suárez, I.; Expósito, M. T.; Coto B.; García-Muñoz, R. A.


Evaluation of different methodologies to determine the n-paraffin distribution of petroleum fractions

Espada, J. J.; Fernández, S.; Velasco, L.; Coto, B.


Effects in the solubility of CaCO3: Experimental study and model description

Coto, B.; Martos, C.; Peña, J. L.; Rodríguez, R.; Pastor, G.


Assessment and improvement of n-Paraffin distribution obtained by HTGC to predict accurately crude oil cold properties

Coto, B.; Coutinho, J. A. P.; Martos, C. ; Robustillo, M.D.; Espada, J. J.; Peña, J. L.


Molecular characterization of polypropylene heterophasic copolymers by fractionation techniques

García, R. A.; Coto, B.; Expósito, M. T.; Suarez, I.; Fernández-Fernández, A.; Caveda, S.


Study of New Methods To Obtain the n-Paraffin Distribution of Crude Oils and Its Application to Flow Assurance

Coto, B.; Martos, C. ; Espada, J. J.; Robustillo, M.D.; Merino-García, D.; Peña, J. L.


A New DSC-Based Method to Determine the Wax Porosity of Mixtures Precipitated from Crude Oils

Coto, B.; Martos, C. ; Espada, J. J.; Robustillo, M.D.; Merino-García, D.; Peña, J. L.


Evaluation of different methodologies to determine the molecular weight of petroleum fractions

Espada, J. J.; Almendros, C.; Coto, B.


Characterization of Brazilian crude oil samples to improve the prediction of wax precipitation in flow assurance problems

Martos, C. ; Coto, B.; Espada, J. J.; Robustillo, M.D.; Peña, J. L.; Merino, D.

  • Energy Fuels, 2010, 24 (4), 22212226. (2010)

Analysis of wax precipitation from crude oils by means of DSC: iterative procedure considering solid-liquid equilibrium equations.

Coto, B.; Martos, C.; Espada, J.J.; Robustillo, M.D.; Peña, J.L.

  • Fuel, 2010, 89 (5), 1087-1094. (2010)

Effect of precipitation procedure and detection technique on particle size distribution of CaCO3

Martos, C,; Coto, B.; Peña, J.L.; Rodríguez, R.; Merino-Garcia D.; Pastor, G.


Structural characterization of fuels obtained by olefin oligomerization

Rodríguez, R.; Espada Sanjurjo, J. J.; Coto, B


Assessment of a thermodynamic model to describe wax precipitation in flow assurance problems

Coto, B.; Martos, C.; Espada, J. J.; Robustillo, M. D.; Peña, J. L.; Gómez, S.


Experimental Determination and Characterization of Wax Fractions Precipitated as a Function of Temperature.

Martos, C.; Coto, B.; Espada, J. J.; Robustillo, M. D.; Gómez, S.; Peña, J. L.

  • Energy & Fuels, 22, 708714 (2008)

Simulation of pilot-plant extraction experiments to reduce the aromatic content from lubricating oils

Espada, J. J.; Coto, B.; Moreno, J. M.; van Grieken, R.


A new method for the determination of wax precipitation from non-diluted crude oils by fractional precipitation

Coto, B.; Martos, C.; Peña, J. L.; Espada, J. J.; Robustillo, M. D.


Application of a generalized model to the estimation of physical properties and description of the aromatic extraction from a highly paraffinic lubricating oil

van Grieken, R.; Coto, B.; Peña, J. L.; Espada, J. J.


Synthesis and characterization of ethylene/propylene copolymers in the whole composition range

Caballero M. J.; Suarez, I.; Coto, B.; Van Grieken, R.; Monrabal, B.


Determination of dn/dc values for ethylene-propylene copolymers

Coto, B.; Escola, J. M.; Suarez, I.; Caballero, M. J.

  • Polymer Testing, 26(5), 568-575 (2007)

Liquid-liquid equilibrium in the systems furfural+light lubricating oils using UNIFAC

Espada, J. J.; Coto, B.; Peña, J. L.


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