2012 IIR Gustav Lorentzen conference: Call for papers

2012 IIR Gustav Lorentzen conference: Call for papers

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has launched a call for papers for its 10th Gustav Lorentzen conference on natural refrigerants, to be held in June 2012 in the Netherlands. Abstracts on the latest developments with natural refrigerants are welcome by 15 October 2011.

The next IIR biennial conference on Natural Refrigerants will be organised together with the Royal Dutch Association of Refrigeration and the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands between 25 – 27 June 2012. The International Institute of Refrigeration is now accepting abstracts reflecting the latest advancements and developments linked to the application of hydrocarbons and other natural working fluids in different systems. Deadline for the abstracts is 15 October while full papers are due on 24 December 2011.

Topics and keynote speakers

The key topics of interest include:

  • Low emission and low charge systems
  • Non-conventional refrigeration systems
  • Supermarket cooling
  • Cheese conditioning
  • Recovery of heating & cooling energy in soil & buildings
  • Safety
  • Cogeneration – combined heat and power (CHP)
  • Sorption systems
  • Low energy cooling systems
  • Evaporative cooling
  • Heat transfer & fluid flow
  • Energy efficiency in relation with used refrigerants
  • Secondary coolants and (ice) slurries

During the conference, the following keynote speakers will give an update on recent developments in relation to Natural Refrigerants:

Predag Hrnjak, “Research advances related to Natural Refrigerants”
USA, University of Illinois (receiver of the IIR Gustav Lorentzen Medal during the 23rd IIR international Congress of Refrigeration)

Andy Pearson, “Market successes of Natural Refrigerants”
UK, Star Refrigeration Ltd

Alberto Cavallini, “Heat transfer and pressure drop of Natural Refrigerants in mini-channels”
Italy, University of Padua

Technical tours

The prospective programme of the conference will include optional technical tours:

  • tour of an industrial ammonia refrigeration plant;
  • tour of supermarket-systems with natural refrigerants like ice slurry and/or CO2;
  • tour of the energy systems of a flower distribution centre;
  • tour of a combined low temperature/high temperature energy system (e.g. swimming pool/ice rink refrigeration plant);
  • tour of a low energy heat pump based greenhouse.

About Gustav Lorentzen

The conference is named in honour of Norwegian Scientist and engineer Gustav Lorentzen who rediscovered how CO2 could be used as a refrigerant in a simple and efficient way in heating and cooling applications.

Traditionally, the IIR Gustav Lorentzen conferences attract a wide range of international specialists from science and industry sectors and facilitates an effective exchange of experience and knowledge.

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