5, Rue de la Gendarmerie

38470 Vinay, France (Domicile)

42 years old (born in 1972)                                            

Mexican (French Residency)

Married

3 children (Alexandre, Gabriel and Johana)

Phone 04 76 64 02 77 and 06 83 36 30 44

E-mail: german.montes-hernandez@ujf-grenoble.fr

                                                                                                         Teotihuacán, Mexico 2013

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German MONTES HERNANDEZ

Chemical engineer (August 1995) in Mexico (Tlaxcala, UAT)

Master, M.S (November 1998) in Mexico (D.F., UNAM)

Ph. D. in Geosciences (October 2002) in France (Strasbourg, ULP)

French habilitation, HDR (July 2009) in Grenoble (UJF)

 

 

 

 

Last update of this page 16/09/2014

 

Current Situation

 

 

CNRS Scientist (CR1 Section 18)

 

General Research Topic: NanoGeoChemistry and Interfacial Processes. From Earth Systems to Societal Applications

Hosting laboratory: ISTerre, UMR 5275, CNRS-OSUG-UJF, Grenoble University

http://www.isterre.fr/spip.php?rubrique2

 

 

Current specific research topics

 

 

(I) Storage, mineralization and capture of CO2. Direct and indirect aqueous carbonation of ultrabasic rocks and alkaline waste (e.g. fly ashes, paper mill waste, steel slag, etc.), gas-solid carbonation and CO2 reactivity in aquifers.

(II) Nucleation-Growth processes of minerals. Role of organics/inorganic impurities and additives

(III) Synthesis of mineral nanocomposites, mesocrystals and nanomaterials. Geo-inspired and Engineered systems

(IV) Removal of toxic ions (including oxyanions) from wastewater...

(V) Mobility of pollutants in aquifers and sub-soils

 

 

Scientific record

 

- 50 International Publications (46 published and 4 submitted)

Where - 32 Publications as first author

- 4 Patents (as main inventor)

- 5 Contributions to books

- 37 Abstracts in international meetings

ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-5570-2009

Citations in Scholar Google: http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=E-fhGbQAAAAJ&view_op=list_works

 

 

Publications, patents and contributions to books

 

(a) Publications

 

2014

46. A. Garenne, P. Beck, G. Montes-Hernandez, R. Chiriac, F. Toche, E. Quirico, L. Bonal, B. Schmitt. The abundance and stability of "water" in type 1 and 2 carbonaceous chondrites (CI, CM and CR). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 137 (2014) 93-112.

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45. R. Lafay, G. Montes-Hernandez, E. Janots, R. Chiriac, N. Findling, F. Toche. Simultaneous precipitation of magnesite and lizardite from hydrothermal alteration of olivine under high-carbonate alkalinity. Chemical Geology 368 (2014) 63-75.

PDF\45_2014CG.pdf

44. G. Montes-Hernandez, N. Findling, F. Renard, A-L. Auzende. Precipitation of ordered dolomite via simultaneous dissolution of calcite and magnesite : New experimental insights into an old precipitation enigma, Crystal Growth & Design 14 (2014) 671-677.

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43. P. Beck, E. Quirico,A. Garenne, Q-Z Yin, L. Bonal, B. Schmitt , G. Montes-Hernandez, G. Montagnac, R. Chiriac, F. Toche. The secondary history of Sutter's Mill carbonaceous chondrite from water abundance and the structure of its organic matter. Meteorics & Planetary Science (2014), doi: 10.1111/maps.12273

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42. P. Beck, A. Garenne, E. Quirico, L. Bonal, G. Montes-Hernandez, F. Moynier, B. Schmitt. Transmission infrared spectra (2-25 microns) of carbonaceous chondrites: mineralogy, water and asteroidal processes. Icarus 229 (2014) 263-277.

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41. R. Lafay, G. Montes-Hernandez, E. Janots, A-L. Auzende, R. Chiriac, D. Lemarchand, F. Toche. Influence of trace elements on the textural properties of synthetic chrysotile : Complementary insights from macroscopic to nanoscopic measurements, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 183 (2014) 81-90.

PDF\41_2014MMM.pdf

 

2013

40. C. V. Putnis, F. Renard, H. King, G. Montes-Hernandez, E. Ruiz-Agudo, E. Sequestration of selenium on calcite surfaces revealed by nanoscale imaging, Environmental Science & Technology 47 (2013) 13469-13476.

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39. G. Montes-Hernandez, F. Renard, R. Lafay. Experimental assessment of CO2-mineral-toxic ion interactions in a simplified freshwater aquifer: Implications for CO2 leakage from deep geological storage, Environmental Science & Technology 47 (2013) 6247-6253.

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38. B. Malvoisin, F. Brunet, J. Carlut, G. Montes-Hernandez, N. Findling, M. Lanson, O. Vidal, J.-Y Bottero, B. Goffé, High-purity hydrogen gas from the reaction between BOF steel slag and water in the 473 - 673 K range. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 38 (2013) 7382-7393.

PDF\38_2013IJHE.pdf

37. B. Fritz, A. Clément, G. Montes-Hernandez, C. Noguera. Calcite formation by hydrothermal carbonation of portlandite: Complementary insights from experiment and simulation, CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 3392-3401.

PDF\37_2013CrystEngComm.pdf

36. R. Lafay, G. Montes-Hernandez, E. Janots, R. Chiriac, N. Findling, F. Toche. Nucleation and growth of chrysotile nanotubes in H2SiO3-MgCl2-NaOH medium from 90 to 300°C, Chemistry – A European Journal 19 (2013) 5417-5424.

PDF\36_2013CaEJ.pdf

35. F. Renard, G. Montes-Hernandez, E. Ruiz-Agudo, C. V. Putnis. Selenium incorporation into calcite and its effect on crystal growth process : An Atomic Force Microscopy study, Chemical Geology 340 (2013) 151-161.

PDF\35_2013CG.pdf

34. A. Garenne, G. Montes-Hernandez, P. Beck, B. Schmitt, O. Brissaud, A. Pommerol. Gas-solid carbonation as a possible source of carbonates in cold planetary environments. Planetary and Space Science 76 (2013) 28-41.

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33. G. Montes-Hernandez, F. Renard, R. Chiriac, N. Findling, J. Ghanbaja, F. Toche. Sequential precipitation of a new goethite-calcite nanocomposite and its possible application in the removal of toxic ions from polluted water. Chemical Engineering Journal 214 (2013) 139-148.

PDF\33_2013CEJ.pdf

 

2012

32. G. Montes-Hernandez, F. Renard, R. Chiriac, N. Findling, F. Toche. Rapid precipitation of magnesite micro-crystals from Mg(OH)2-H2O-CO2 slurry enhanced by NaOH and a heat-ageing step (from ~20 to 90°C). Crystal Growth & Design 12 (2012) 5233-5240.

PDF\32_2012CGD.pdf

31. G. Montes-Hernandez, R. Chiriac, F. Toche, F. Renard. Gas-solid carbonation of Ca(OH)2 and CaO particles under non-isothermal and isothermal conditions by using a thermogravimetric analyzer : Implications for CO2 capture. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 11 (2012) 172-180.

PDF\31_2012IJGGC.pdf

30. R. Lafay, G. Montes-Hernandez, E. Janots, R. Chiriac, N. Findling, F. Toche. Mineral replacement rate of olivine by chrysotile and brucite under hihg alkaline conditions. Journal of Crystal Growth 347 (2012) 62-72.

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29. G. Montes-Hernandez, D. Daval, N. Findling, R. Chiriac, F. Renard. Linear Growth rate of nanosized calcite synthesized via gas-solid carbonation of Ca(OH)2 particles in a static bed reactor. Chemical Engineering Journal 180 (2012) 237-244.

PDF\29_2012CEJ.pdf

 

2011

28. G. Montes-Hernandez, G. Sarret, R. Hellmann, N. Menguy, D. Testemale, L. Charlet, F. Renard. Nanostructured calcite precipitated under hydrothermal conditions in the presence of organic and inorganic selenium. Chemical Geology 290 (2011) 109-120.

PDF\28_2011CG.pdf

27. G. Montes-Hernandez, P. Beck, F. Renard, E. Quirico, B. Lanson, R. Chiriac, N. Findling. Fast precipitation of acicular goethite from ferric hydroxide gel under moderate temperature (30 and 70 C degrees). Crystal Growth & Design 11 (2011) 2264-2272.

PDF\27_2011CGD.pdf

26. G. Montes-Hernandez, F. Renard. Co-utilization of alkaline solid waste and compressed-or-supercritical CO2 to produce calcite and calcite/Se0 red nanocomposite. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids 56 (2011) 48-55.

PDF\26_2011JSF.pdf

25. P. Beck, E. Quirico, D. Sevestre, G. Montes-Hernandez, A. Pommerol, B. Schmitt. Goethite as an alternative origin for the 3.1 micro-m band on dark asteroids, Astronomy & Astrophysics 256, A85 (2011) 4pages.

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2010

24. G. Montes-Hernandez, D. Daval, R. Chiriac, F. Renard. Growth of nanosized calcite through gas-solid carbonation of nanosized portlandite particles under anisobaric conditions. Crystal Growth & Design 10 (2010) 4823-4830.

PDF\24_2010CGD.pdf

23. G. Montes-Hernandez, A. Pommerol, F. Renard, P. Beck, E. Quirico, O. Brissaud. In-situ kinetic measurements of gas-solid carbonation of Ca(OH)2 by using an infrared microscope coupled to a reaction cell. Chemical Engineering Journal 161 (2010) 250-256.

PDF\23_2010CEJ.pdf

22. P. Beck, E. Quirico, G. Montes-Hernandez, L. Bonal, F. R. Orthous-Daunay, K. Howard, B. Schmitt, O. Brissaud, F. Deschamps, B. Wunder, S. Guillot, Hydrous mineralogy of CM and CI chondrites from infrared spectroscopy and their relationship with low albedo sateroids. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74 (2010) 4881-4892.

PDF\22_2010GCA.pdf

 

2009

21. G. Montes-Hernandez, A. Fernandez-Martinez, F. Renard, Novel Method to estimate the linear growth rate of submicrometric calcite produced in a triphasic gas-liquid-solid system. Crystal Growth & Design 9 (2009) 4567-4573.

PDF\21_2009CGD.pdf

20. G. Montes-Hernandez, J. Pironon, Hematite and iron carbonate precipitation-coexistence at the iron-montmorillonite-salt solution-CO2 interfaces under high gas pressure at 150 C. Applied Clay Science 45 (2009) 194-200.

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19. G. Montes-Hernandez, N. Concha-Lozano, F. Renard, E. Quirico, Removal of oxyanions from synthetic wastewater via carbonation process of calcium hydroxide: Applied and fundamental aspects. Journal of Hazardous Materials 166 (2009) 788-795.

PDF\19_2009JHM.pdf

15. G. Montes-Hernandez, R. Perez-Lopez, F. Renard, J.-M Nieto, L. Charlet, Mineral sequestration of CO2 by aqueous carbonation of coal combustion fly-ash. Journal of Hazardous Materials 161 (2009) 1347-1354.

PDF\15_2009JHM.pdf

 

2008

18. G. Montes-Hernandez, A. Fernandez-Martinez, L. Charlet, F. Renard, A. Scheinost, M. Bueno, Synthesis of a Se0/calcite composite using hydrothermal carbonation of Ca(OH)2 coupled to a complex selenocystine fragmentation. Crystal Growth & Design Vol. 8/No.7 (2008) 2497-2504.

PDF\18_2008CGD.pdf

17. G. Montes-Hernandez, A. Fernandez-Martinez, L. Charlet, D. Tisserand, F. Renard, Textural properties of synthetic calcite produced by hydrothermal carbonation of calcium hydroxide. Journal of Crystal Growth 310 (2008) 2946-2953.

PDF\17_2008JCG.pdf

16. R. Perez-Lopez, G. Montes-Hernandez, J.-M Nieto, F. Renard, L. Charlet, Carbonation of alkaline paper mill waste to reduce CO2 greenhouse gas emissions into atmosphere. Applied Geochemistry 23 (2008) 2292-2300.

PDF\16_2008AG.pdf

 

2007

14. G. Montes-Hernandez, F. Renard, N. Geffroy, L. Charlet, J. Pironon, Calcite precipitation from CO2-H2O-Ca(OH)2 slurry under high pressure of CO2. Journal of Crystal Growth 308 (2007) 228-236.

PDF\14_2007JCG.pdf

 

2006

13. G. Montes-Hernandez, J. Pironon, F. Villieras, Synthesis of a red iron oxide/montmorillonite pigment in a CO2-rich brine solution. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 303 (2006) 472-476.

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12. G. Montes-Hernandez, J. Duplay, Y Geraud, L. Martinez, Several textural properties of compacted and cation-exchanged bentonite. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 67 (2006) 1769-1774.

PDF\12_2006JPCS.pdf

11. G. Montes-Hernandez and S. Rihs, A simplified method to estimate kinetic and thermodynamic parameters on the solid-liquid separation of pollutants. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 299 (2006) 49-55.

PDF\11_2006JCIS.pdf

 

2005

10. G. Montes-H, N. Marty, B. Fritz, A. Clement and N. Michau, Modelling of long term diffusion-reaction in a bentonite barrier for radioactive waste confinement. Applied Clay Science 30 (2005) 181-198.

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9. G. Montes-H, Y. Geraud and J. Duplay, ESEM observations of compacted bentonite submitted to hydration/dehydration conditions. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 262 (2005)14-22.

PDF\9_2005CS.pdf

8. G. Montes-H, B. Fritz, A. Clement and N. Michau, Modelling of geochemical reactions and experimental cation exchange in MX80 bentonite. Journal of Environmental Management 77/1 (2005) 35-46.

PDF\8_2005JEM.pdf

7. G. Montes-H, B. Fritz, A. Clement and N. Michau, Modeling of transport and reaction in an engineered barrier for radioactive waste confinement. Applied Clay Science 29 (2005) 155-171.

PDF\7_2005ACS.pdf

6. G. Montes-H, Swelling-shrinkage measurements of bentonite by using coupled environmental scanning electron microscopy and digital images analysis. Journal of Colloid & Interface Science 284 (2005) 271-277.

PDF\6_2005JCIS.pdf

5. G. Montes-H, B. Fritz, A. Clement and N. Michau, A simplified method to evaluate the swelling capacity evolution of a bentonite barrier related to geochemical transformations. Applied Geochemistry 20 (2005) 409-422.

PDF\5_2005AG.pdf

 

2004

4. G. Montes-H and Y. Geraud, Sorption kinetic of water vapour of MX80 bentonite submitted to different physical-chemical and mechanical conditions. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 235 (2004) 17-23.

PDF\4_2004CS.pdf

3. G. Montes-H, J. Duplay, L. Martinez, S. Escoffier, D. Rousset, Structural modifications of Callovo-Oxfordian Argilite under hydration-dehydration conditions. Applied Clay Science 25 (2004) 187-194.

PDF\3_2004ACS.pdf

 

2003

2. G. Montes-H, J. Duplay, L. Martinez, Geraud Y. and Rousset-Tournier B. Influence of interlayer cations in the water sorption and swelling-shrinkage of MX80 bentonite. Applied Clay Science 23 (2003) 309-321.

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1. G. Montes-H, J. Duplay, L. Martinez, and C. Mendoza, Swelling-Shrinkage Kinetics of MX80 Bentonite. Applied Clay Science 22 (2003) 279-293.

PDF\1_2003ACS.pdf

 

(b) Patents

4. G. Montes-Hernandez, F. Renard, (2012). New goethite-calcite composite, its preparation and its use for the separation of ions. European Patent Application No. 12 306 266.3

3. G. Montes-Hernandez, (2012). Magnesite and hydromagnesite preparation process. European Patent Application No. 12 305 943.8

2. G. Montes-Hernandez, L. Charlet, and F. Renard, (2009). New selenium containing composites, their use and a process for preparing the same. No. EP 2 100 522 A1, Published 16/09/2009

1. G. Montes-Hernandez, R. Perez-Lopez, F. Renard, J.-M Nieto, L. Charlet, (2009). Process for sequestration of CO2 by reaction with alkaline solid waste. No. EP 2 070 578 A1, Published 17/06/2009

 

(c) Contributions to books

5. Montes-Hernandez, G., Chiriac, R., Toche, F. and Renard, F. (2013) Gas-solid carbonation of Ca(OH)2 and CaO particles under non-isothermal conditions by using a thermogravimetric analyzer : Implications for CO2 capture, Proceedings of the ACEME conference, 9-12 April 2013, Leuven, Belgium, p. 143-149. ISBN 978-94-6018-655-4

4. Montes-Hernandez, G., Renard, F., and Charlet, L. (2008). Mineral sequestration of CO2 and removal of dissolved toxic ions by using aqueous carbonation of lime and/or portlandite, Proceedings of the ACEME conference, 1-3 October 2008, Roma, Italy, p. 181-190.

3. G. Montes-Hernandez, (2006). ESEM-DIA method to estimate swelling-shrinkage of raw and cation-saturated bentonite, 117-126. In: Expansive Soils: Recent Advances in Characterization and Treatment, Amer Ali Al-Rawas and Matheus F. A. Goosen (Eds). A. A. Balkema Publishers-Taylor & Francis, The Netherlands, ISBN: 0-415-39681-6.

2. J. Duplay, G. Montes-Hernandez and L. Martinez, (2006). ESEM study of structural modifications of argillite during hydration/dehydration cycles, 81-84. In: Expansive Soils: Recent Advances in Characterization and Treatment, Amer Ali Al-Rawas and Matheus F. A. Goosen (Eds). A. A. Balkema Publishers-Taylor & Francis, The Netherlands, ISBN: 0-415-39681-6.

1. Collective book (in french) edited by ANDRA french organism: Referentiel des materiaux d un stockage de dechets a haute activite et a vie longue. Participation au Tome 1: Materiaux a base d argiles gonflantes (Chapitre V, Comportement geochimique). Andra 276-Juin 2005, 581 p. ISBN: 2-916162-12-7.

 

Supervised PhD thesis

 

- Romain Lafay: Partition of trace elements during nucleation-growth processes of serpentines (Doctoral fellowship of French education minister). In collaboration with E. Janots.

Defense the 3 October 2013 in Grenoble

 

Current Ph.D students

 

- Alexandre Garenne: Hydration and carbonation processes at the surface of Mars and asteroids (Doctoral fellowship of ANR SPRING project; PI: Pierre Beck).

 

Past research topics

 

 

(I) Numerical modelling of reactive transport in saturated porous media

(II) Osmotic swelling of bentonite

 

Reviewer for top journals (~20 papers/year)

Angewandte Chemie; Advanced Materials; Small; Environmental Science & Technology; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta; Chemical Geology; Journal of Hazardous Materials; CHEMSUSCHEM; Water Research; Journal of Colloid & Interface Sciences; Langmuir; The Journal of Physical Chemistry; Applied Clay Science; Journal of Crystal Growth; Chemical Engineering Journal; Energy & Fuels, American Mineralogist, others.