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  • Conference update: Boulder

    The 3rd Conference on Thermophysical Properties and Transfer Properties of Refrigerants is to take place in Boulder (CO) USA on June 23-26, 2009. Submit a paper and register:

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Conference update: Boulder

    The 3rd Conference on Thermophysical Properties and Transfer Properties of Refrigerants is to take place in Boulder (CO), USA, on June 23-26, 2009. Submit a paper and register:

    • Publication date : 2009/02/24
  • Conference update: Boulder

    The 3rd Conference on Thermophysical Properties and Transfer Properties of Refrigerants is to take place in Boulder (CO) USA on June 23-26, 2009. Submit a paper and register:

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • International events: Boulder

    The 3rd IIR Conference on Thermophysical Properties and Transfer Processes of Refrigerants was held on June 23-26, 2009 in Boulder, Colorado, USA. It was jointly organized with the 17th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties regularly held in...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • 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
  • Supercooling and superchilling: A solution to increased shelf life and reduced food waste?

    If these technologies were combined with perfusion chilling for meat and fish, then additional benefits such as rapid cooling, low weight loss and novel products could result.

    • Publication date : 2015/10/27
  • Member news: Koura introduces new refrigerant for air conditioning

    Refrigerant manufacturer Koura recently introduced R468C, a refrigerant that could replace R410A in air conditioning systems.  

    • Publication date : 2022/10/27
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Annual IIR statutory meetings

    The annual IIR statutory meetings took place between June 13 and 15, 2018 in Paris. They were held at La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, where the attendees could visit the international exhibition on refrigeration.

    • Publication date : 2018/06/22
    • Subjects: General information
  • Now available: ICCC 2018 conference papers and proceedings

    Couldn't attend the 5th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain (ICCC 2018) in Beijing, China, last month? Download the conference proceedings and papers.

    • Publication date : 2018/05/18
  • The IIR is seeking a Deputy Director

    The IIR is seeking for its head office in Paris a Deputy Director, with a scientific and technical background. The candidate should be a very good English and French speaker.

    • Publication date : 2013/03/05
  • The IIR launches the best student paper competition at ICR 2023

    Open to students up to Master’s level (plus one year) from engineering schools, universities or any other comparable higher education institution, the submitted work may focus on any technical area covered by...

    • Publication date : 2022/04/28
    • Subjects: General information
  • IJR Editorial: Solar energy, the energy of the future for refrigeration

    Solar refrigeration should become a means of providing cleaner air conditioning and developing cold chains for food and health products where they are still deficient. We need to accompany this development while...

    • Publication date : 2021/01/21
  • IIR Working Party on Refrigerant Charge Reduction in Refrigerating Systems: Join Us!

    Suitable design of refrigerating systems has several benefits in terms of limitation of the environmental impact thanks to a reduction in the energy consumption and the limitation of refrigerant emissions. The direct greenhouse effect accounts for...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • ICR2007

    Several types of IIR medals and awards will be given out at the 22nd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration to be held in Beijing, China, on August 21-26, 2007. If you are aware of an outstanding person who could be honoured, check out

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • International events: ECSLA

    The General Assembly of ECSLA (European Cold Store and Logistics Association) took place on June 17, 2008 and enabled a debate with the European Commission on the phase-out of HCFCs, which could be implemented earlier than previously decided, to...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • 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)
  • 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
  • For IIR members only

    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 : 2022/10/12
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • 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…)
  • 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 : 2022/06/20
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • 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 : 2022/11/21
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freeze-drying in biology and medicine, Cryobiology, cryomedicine: general information
  • 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
  • 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