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  • Commission D1 business meeting

    Giovanni Cortella, President of IIR Commission D1 "Refrigerated Storage" invites all Commission D1 members to participate in the business meeting which will be held on March 30, 2010 (18:30 - 19:15) at Selwyn College, Cambridge, UK,during the 1st...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/25
  • Minutes of IIR Commission B1 Business Meeting in Boulder

    A Commission B1 business meeting took place in Boulder, Colorado, USA (June 24, 2009). It was chaired by Commission B1 President Dr Piotr Domanski. The minutes of the meeting are available

    • Publication date : 2010/06/07
  • Minutes of IIR Commissions B1/B2 Business Meeting in Sydney

    Piotr Domanski and Ben Adamson co-chaired a joint Commission business meeting (B1 & B2) in Sydney during the 9th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference in April 2010. Following discussion during the meeting, a survey was sent to B1 commission members...

    • Publication date : 2010/06/07
  • Klaus Timmerhaus has died

    The IIR is saddened by the death of Dr Klaus Timmerhaus, a distinguished IIR officer. Klaus Timmerhaus was former President of the IIR's General Conference and Head of Section A, Cryology and gas processing. The IIR extends its sincere sympathy to...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/15
  • Australia: enhanced links

    The IIR has signed a partnership agreement with AIRAH (Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning & Heating): The aim is to "enhance the technical standing of...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Conference report: Australia

    Postharvest Unlimited Downunder 2004, an IIR-co-sponsored conference, was held in Sydney, Australia, on November 9-12, 2004, with as theme "Postharvest technologies for the delivery of high quality horticultural products - implementation based on...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Briefs: News from Australia

    - The IIR Australian National Committee, chaired by Stephen White, regularly reports on its activities, in EcoLibrium and on a dedicated page of the AIRAH Web site:

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Activities of the IIR’s Commission B1 on Thermodynamics & transfer processes

    The IIR’s Commission B1 has been extremely active in the areas of working parties (WP), sub-commissions, IIR conferences, IIR-co-sponsored conferences and commission business meetings.

    • Publication date : 2013/09/02
  • EU project ENOUGH offers PhD scholarship at CNR-ITC in Padova (Italy)

    A PhD scholarship will be offered as part of the Horizon 2020 project ENOUGH. The European project will aim to provide technologies, tools and methods to contribute to the EU Farm to Fork strategy to achieve...

    • Publication date : 2022/02/15
    • Subjects: Technology, Environment
  • IIR member news: Star Refrigeration

    Star Refrigeration soon to hit US food firms with eco-friendly low-ammonia chillers and freezers

    • Publication date : 2013/09/04
  • Meeting: EPEE

    A meeting was held on January 19, 2005, between EPEE (European Partnership for Energy and the Environment) represented by Friedrich Busch, Director General, and the IIR represented by D. Coulomb and J.L. Dupont. During this meeting, information...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • ENOUGH – a new project that will identify how food industry can become net zero by 2050

    The project will develop technologies, tools and methods to contribute to the EU’s farm to fork Strategy to achieve climate neutrality in the food industry.

    • Publication date : 2021/10/29
  • Conference: Auckland

    The IIR Conference Innovative Equipment and Systems for Comfort and Food Preservation took place in Auckland, New Zealand, on February 16-19, 2006. It was co-organized with IRHACE (Institute of Refrigeration, Heating and Air-Conditioning...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • IIR Sub-Commissions activities: D1

    A business meeting of the IIR Sub-commission D1 Refrigerated Display Cabinets was held in Orlando, US, during the 2005 ASHRAE Winter Meeting. During this meeting, chaired by Sietze van der Sluis and attended by 11 people, including Didier Coulomb...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members : Corporate members Frigor Service Réunion, Saint Pierre, Ile de la Réunion Veolia Environnement, Limay, France Private members Mr Jean-Pierre Bernard, France Mr Leonilton Tomaz Cleto,...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Cryogenics in the pharmaceutical industry: drug design and bioavailability improvement

    Research activities in the pharmaceutical sector focus primarily on developing novel drug formulations which can elicit the desired response upon being administered to the patient...

    • Last update : 2023/03/10
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freeze-drying in biology and medicine, Cryobiology, cryomedicine: general information
  • Environmental impact of the ice cream industry

    This summary document describes the environmental impact of ice cream manufacturing, which is mainly due to the energy consumption and refrigerants used.

    • Last update : 2022/11/17
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
  • Cryogenic nitrogen in the food and beverage industry

    The adoption of cryogenic processes in the food and beverage industry is predominantly driven by liquid nitrogen (LIN), and it is the preferred candidate for food chilling and...

    • Last update : 2023/06/09
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction
  • Thermophysical properties of hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Thermophysical properties of over 20 hydrocarbon refrigerants, including single-component and blends.

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Blends
  • Global warming potential (GWP) of HFC refrigerants

    Using the latest updated data from UNEP’s RTOC 2022 report, we have compiled the 100-year GWP and 20-year GWP values of hydrofluorocarbon-based (HFC) refrigerants. Our table includes...

    • Last update : 2023/09/15
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : HFCs
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2023/06/23
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • Nanorefrigerants

    Nanorefrigerants are created by adding nanoparticles in suspension to a base refrigerant. They have a thermal conductivity that is 15% to 104% higher than that of the corresponding...

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Nanofluids
  • Additive manufacturing of regenerators for caloric cooling

    In many areas of engineering, additive manufacturing allows the production of complex and multifunctional products that could not be manufactured using traditional methods. In the...

    • Last update : 2022/09/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)
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    Global cold storage capacity

    This table presents the cold storage capacity in about 50 countries, based on data from the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA).

    • Last update : 2021/12/06
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : Refrigerated storage: economics and statistics
  • Cold storage conditions for fruits and vegetables

    Practical recommendations for the cold storage of over 200 cultivars of fruits, vegetables and herbs (storage temperatures, relative humidity, storage time, controlled atmosphere...

    • Last update : 2023/01/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Fruit, Vegetables
  • Global HFC emissions from the refrigeration sector

    This table shows HFC emissions from the refrigeration sector – including air conditioning – in million tonnes of CO2 equivalent for about 40 countries that are signatories...

    • Last update : 2022/01/20
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
  • Ice cream manufacturing, environmental impact and market data

    From a physico-chemical point of view, ice cream is a complex, frozen multiphase mixture. The manufacturing process includes several stages of freezing which are described in this...

    • Last update : 2023/06/30
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers