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  • Antarctic glaciers are melting faster

    According to several new studies, Antarctic glaciers are thinning and slipping at twice the rate they had in the 1990s. These changes are expected to cause an appreciable rise in sea levels as the glaciers are losing about 250 cubic kilometres to...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/19
  • Radiative cooling: protecting ice from melting under sunlight

    Researchers have developed a biodegradable film made of cellulose acetate which, thanks to its radiative cooling properties, effectively protects ice subjected to solar radiation from melting, with possible...

    • Publication date : 2022/03/30
  • Briefs: DKV Meeting

    The next DKV Meeting will take place in Bremen on November 17-19, 2004. Deutsche Kälte-Klima-Tagung 2004, Bremen - Maritim Hotel Please contact Irene Reicher. Tel: 0049 (0)711/6853200 Fax: 0049 (0)711/6853242

    • Publication date : 2004/07/27
  • Events: DKV’s Annual Meeting

    DKV's Annual Meeting2006 will be held on November 22-24, 2006 at the Dresden Maritim Hotel and Conference Center. Find out more: info@dkv.org

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Brief: DKV’s annual meeting

    All papers presented at DKV's annual meeting held in Bremen , Germany , in November 2004 are now available in CD-ROM and book form. Full information: info@dkv.org

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Brief: DKV’s Annual Meeting 2005

    DKV's Annual Meeting 2005 held on November 16-18 in Würzburg attracted 600 participants from 34 countries; 106 papers were presented. Dipl.-Ing. Karl Loehlein, Linde Cryotechnique CH and Dr.-Ing. Thomas Sefker, Trox GmbH, Neukirchen-Vluyn, were...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Brief: 12th c-dig meeting

    Uusikaupunki in Finland was the setting for the 12 th c-dig meeting in April 2005 attended by 55 delegates. Roughly half the presentations were by Finnish companies, reflecting the tremendous focus on carbon dioxide in the region in recent years....

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Brief: DKV’s annual meeting in Bremen

    DKV's annual meeting in Bremen: a big success 570 scientist and technicians from Germany and neighbouring European countries met in Bremen on November 17-19, 2004 for the annual DKV Meeting. 95 papers were presented on topics ranging from...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Cryogenic applications: Spar Netherlands is implementing CO2 refrigerated transport units

    The contract was awarded following a successful testing period during which Thermo Kingfs innovative CryoTech CO2 cooling units were tested for operational and environmental performance. Spar has already begun using the innovative technology and...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • The EU is on track for meeting its HFC phase-down obligation

    Latest official figures show that in 2018, EU-wide placing on the market of HFCs was 1% below the 2018 maximum limit set by the quota system, despite a 41% reduction of this limit compared with 2017.

    • Publication date : 2020/03/02
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Briefs: Ice cubes at over 10°C

    Ice slurries are well known for their capacity to transport heat within confined systems. Cemagref is currently working on a new type of two-phase secondary refrigerant: a gas-hydrate slurry which could pave the way for applications in the...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Heat exchanger design can improve the performance of PCMs

    According to a recent review article, optimising the design of heat exchangers in latent heat thermal energy storage systems (LHTES) is one way of improving the thermal conductivity of phase change materials...

    • Publication date : 2021/02/12
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Japan: Ice cream that doesn’t melt

    In Japan, serendipity led to the creation of a type of ice cream that does not melt

    • Publication date : 2018/01/09
  • PCM thermal energy storage for indoor environments

    During the IIR PCM 2018 conference which took place on May 21-23 in Orford, Canada, numerous applications of phase-change materials (PCMs) and slurries were presented, including in commercial refrigeration (refrigerated display cabinets), domestic...

    • Publication date : 2018/06/22
  • The expansion of refrigeration applications of Thermal Energy Storage and PCMs

    Based on a selection of papers from two recent IIR conferences, overview of thermal energy storage and PCM applications in the fields of refrigerated transport, display cabinets, fishing vessels, food processing...

    • Publication date : 2021/11/29
  • 6th FRISBEE meeting.

    The 6th FRISBEE meeting, hosted by Federalimentare, was held on March 6-7, 2013 in Rome, Italy.

    • Publication date : 2013/05/10
  • 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
  • Statutory meetings

    The Beijing Congress The Publications Sub-Committee, the members of the Science and Technology Council who are in the Management Committee and the Management Committee held their meetings in Karlsruhe, Germany, on March 23-24, 2007 thanks to the...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Meeting: Orlando

    Didier Coulomb attended the ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Orlando (USA) in February 2005. This important conference and large exhibition for air-conditioning and refrigeration engineers, particularly from the USA, also was the occasion to strengthen...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Statutory meetings

    The Publications Sub-Committee, the restricted Science and Technology Council and the Management Committee held their meetings in Paris, on December 7-8, 2006. The main issues discussed were progress in the renovation of the Fridoc database, the...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • IGO meeting

    The IIR is an intergovernmental organization based in Paris, like of course several agencies of the United Nations Organization or OECD, but also like other small specialized organizations: the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • IIR committee meetings

    The Management Committee (MC) of the IIR met in Paris on November 29, 2005. On November 28, two other meetings took place: the Publications Sub-Committee (PSC) meeting and the meeting of the representatives of the Science and Technology Council to...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • IIR Committee meetings

    - The Management Committee (MC) of the IIR, chaired by H. van der Ree, met at the head office of the IIR on November 6, 2004. The MC held a large strategic debate on the future, the position of the IIR and communication to be developed,...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • COOL-SAVE meeting in Stockholm

    The stakeholders of the COOL-SAVE European-Union-funded project held a management committee meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.

    • Publication date : 2013/05/16
  • Meeting: UNEP

    Didier Coulomb and Daniel Viard, Deputy Director, met Rajendra Shende, Head of the Energy and OzonAction Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), on April 6, 2005. They particularly exchanged ideas on the future of refrigerants...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • 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
  • Meeting: Eurofreeze 2005

    The International Workshop Eurofreeze 2005 on Individual Quick Freezing of Foods was held in Sofia (Bulgaria) on January 13-15, 2005. It was organized by the Refrigeration Science and Technology Division of the Technical University of Sofia, with...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Briefs: Statutory meetings

    The IIR's statutory committees met in Paris on June 9-11, 2010. In particular, the committees took decisions regarding IIR publications policy and the new information system and related new IIR services that will be implemented in 2011. The aim is...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • IIR committee meetings in Beijing

    The Management Committee of the IIR met in Beijing on March 25, 2006. Two other meetings took place the same week: the Publications Sub-Committee (PSC) meeting and the meeting of the representatives of the Science and Technology Council to the...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • International events: IIR statutory meetings

    The Management Committee of the IIR met on February 1, 2008 in Paris, France. There was also a Publications Sub-Committee meeting and a restricted Science and Technology Council meeting on January 31 and February 1, 2008. A group also met in order...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers