29th, 30th and 31st March 2010, Selwyn College, Cambridge UK
The IIR conference has registered a total of nearly 90 papers from over 20 different countries. Up to 150 people are expected to attend in this gathering which will focus on developments in the cold chain and the latest in refrigeration and air conditioning sustainability.
To give you a flavour of the range of topics, these cover performance of display cabinets, HFO refrigerants, temperature monitoring, recirculated air curtains, meat cooling, storage and transportation, carbon dioxide applications, reducing energy consumption in transport, cold storage energy use, insulation, ground source heat exchangers, adsporption cycles, micro cooling, solar cooling, electric field during freezing, air cycle, vascular perfusion, packaging and food quality, thermal insulation, super-cooled storage, cryogenic refrigerated transport, dynamic simulation, thermal conductivity of frozen foods, vacuum freeze-drying, time temperature integrators, laminar flow heat exchangers and reducing waste.
I am coordinating the workshop “Temperature control and energy efficiency in the cold chain”
The workshop starts with an introduction to the cold chain concept and its relation to energy efficiency. This course will cover:
â€¢ Innovative energy efficient systems in industrial food processing by David Pearson, Star Refrigeration, UK.
â€¢ Temperature control and energy efficiency in cold storage by Prof Don Cleland, Massey University, New Zealand.
â€¢ Mobile refrigeration including types of system, thermal performance, benchmarks and quality by Dr Silvia Estrada-Flores, Food Chain Intelligence, Australia.
â€¢ Retail refrigeration including temperature variability, performance benchmarks, energy saving features by Judith Evans, London South Bank University and R&DT, UK.
â€¢ Domestic refrigeration including temperature variability, benchmarking performance, microbiology and energy saving by Stephen James, the Grimsby Institute, UK.
The workshop will run from 9:30 to 12:30 on 31st March. I hope you include this event in your 2010 calendar!
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