PrintUK: The IoR has issued a call for papers for the 12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference.

This major conference will take place at Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, from 21-24 August 2016. The conference is expected to attract an international audience of researchers and industrialists and will address critical issues for the industry’s future.

The conference programmes will feature three themes: Natural Working Fluids, Sustainability in Natural Working Fluids and Alternative Cycles.

Natural Working Fluids will bring together those with an interest in natural refrigerants including ammonia, CO2, hydrocarbons, air and water. It will explore topics such as component development, overcoming barriers, heat transfer and fluid flow, improved efficiency of supermarket technologies, replacing existing systems and extending natural working fluids to new applications.

Sustainability in Natural Working Fluids will focus on environmental issues and innovation. Worldwide, the use of natural refrigerants is becoming more common. Many initial technical issues have been addressed but new challenges still remain. These include understanding total cost of ownership and comparing environmental impact of the different solutions. This theme will also explore options for heat recovery, CHP, trigeneration, effective use of heat pumps, using natural resources and passive cooling.

Alternative Cycles will explore non-conventional refrigeration systems such as secondary coolants, ice slurries, sorption systems and evaporative cooling.

The event is expected to attract over 350 delegates and 120 technical papers. Discounted registration for authors and students for this four day conference is available. The organisers would particularly welcome applications for papers to be presented which showcase practical case studies of how new sustainable technologies are being applied.

Full details of how to submit abstracts and sponsorship opportunities can be found at www.gl2016.com. The deadline for abstract submission is 1st October 2015.