EQUIFASE 2018 will have the following topics of interest:

  1. Measurement of Thermodynamic Properties. Phase Equilibria and Chemical Equilibria.
  2. Theory and Modelling: Statistical Thermodynamic, Equations of State, Activity Coefficient Models, Molecular Simulation and Multiscale Simulation.
  3. Alternative solvents. Supercritical fluids. Ionic liquids.
  4. Energy. Gas and oil. Petrochemicals. Environment and sustainability.
  5. Biomolecules and Biotechnology.
  6. Product and Process Design. Databases and Software.
  7. Education


In April 1983, the third International Conference on Fluid Properties and Phase Equilibria for Chemical Process Design took place in Callaway Gardens, Georgia, USA. This event stimulated the Latin American participants to organize an International Course on the Thermodynamics of Phase Equilibria in Bahía Blanca (Argentine), in July 1984. This course brought a large number of participants from industry and universities, giving the chance to program scientific and technical interchange activities in the field of vapor–liquid equilibrium for process design. This was the first step for the series of EQUIFASE Conferences reported below, being held periodically:

EQUIFASE 1987 – Concepción, Chile

EQUIFASE 1990 – Salvador de Bahía, Brazil

EQUIFASE 1992 – Oaxaca, México

EQUIFASE 1995 – Caracas, Venezuela

EQUIFASE 1999 – Vigo, Spain

EQUIFASE 2002 – Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil and Argentine

EQUIFASE 2006 – Morelia, Mexico

EQUIFASE 2009 – Praia da Rocha, Portugal

EQUIFASE 2012 – Puerto Varas, Chile

EQUIFASE 2015 – Alicante, Spain

EQUIFASE 2018 – Córdoba, Argentine

The general purpose of the EQUIFASE Conference is to promote the Scientific and Technologic exchange between people from both the academic and the industrial environment from the European and American Continents in the field of Phase Equilibria and Thermodynamic Properties for the Design of Chemical Processes. The main topics of this Conference are related to measurement, modeling, prediction and simulation of physical–chemical properties concerning product and process design.


Dear Colleagues and Friends,


On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are very pleased to invite you to the XI Iberoamerican Conference on Phase Equilibria and Fluid Properties for Process Design EQUIFASE 2018 that will be held in Córdoba (Argentina) from October 22 – 25, 2018.

Thirty years after its first edition, EQUIFASE is coming back to the south, once again.

The scientific program will provide an opportunity for participants to exchange new ideas and information on many important topics in phase equilibria and fluid properties. It will include high-standard plenary and keynote lectures from both academia and industry. Following the tradition from previous EQUIFASE Conferences, a broad range of specific topics will be covered.

You are cordially invited to attend EQUIFASE 2018, to meet colleagues and friends and enjoy your stay in the city of Carlos Paz, located in a valley of Córdoba Province, surrounded by hills and with a beautiful view to the lake, during the nice spring climate of October.

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!


Lucio Cardozo-Filho

Universidade Estadual de Maringa and Centro Universitário Fundação de Ensino Octávio Bastos, Brazil.

Martín Cismondi

Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo en Ingeniería de Procesos y Química Aplicada (CONICET-UNC) and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.