June, 24-26 2019 - Padova (Italy)

Refrigerants: heat transfer and applications

Organized by:
University of Padova – Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale
in collaboration with CNR-Istituto per le Tecnologie della Costruzione

Supported by:
IIR - International Institute of Refrigeration

Date: 26 June 2019 - World Refrigeration Day

Location: Padova

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of University of Padova, it is our pleasure to invite You to participate in the Symposium on “Refrigerants: heat transfer and applications” , taking place in Padova on June 26th, 2019, in the first World Refrigeration Day.


The objective of the symposium is to present advances in heat transfer and applications with refrigerants in the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration sectors. Attention will be focused on both natural and synthetic refrigerants, covering components and systems. 

Low-GWP synthetic and natural refrigerants are a path to reduce the CO2 footprint of Refrigeration, Heating and Cooling sectors and migrate towards long-term sustainable solutions. All experts are invited to present and discuss their research on the use of next-generation refrigerants.


  • Efficient heat and mass transfer processes in refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump components
  • Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers design, analysis and performance
  • Analysis and performance of vapour-compression cycles 
  • System optimization and control
  • Refrigerant charge reduction 
  • Ejectors and expanders design and analysis
  • Flammability issue: risk analysis, design considerations, operating experience, legislation
  • Compliance with safety and environmental regulations and standardization
  • All other topics related to the use of low-GWP synthetic and natural refrigerants



State-of-the-art on Refrigerants
Alberto Cavallini, University of Padova, Italy

Refrigerant maldistribution in BPHE evaporators
Jose Miguel Corberan – Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Low Charge Ammonia Systems
Pega Hrnjak - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Milestones on the path of  CObecoming the natural refrigerant choice
Petter Neksa, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Hydrocarbon Systems Designed for Low Charge
Bjorn Palm - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Refrigeration - the Road to the future, somewhat rocky, somewhat promising
Srinivas Garimella - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


Oral presentations and papers
Two sessions of presentations with original contributions on the above topics will follow the invited lectures.

For the authors of manuscripts: for paper preparation and paper submission please go to AUTHOR AREA and follow instructions. The submission process is the same for all the papers submitted to the UIT Conference.

Papers will undergo a peer-review process for publication on the Journal of Physics: Conference Series by IOP Publishing (indexed on Scopus), if agreed by the corresponding author.

Registration to the Symposium

Registration fees
Participant fee before June 21st          140,00 EUR
Participant fee on site                           180,00 EUR
The fee includes Symposium materials, lunch and coffee breaks on June 26, 2019.

To register for the Symposium, please go to the REGISTRATION page

For any request please contact the Symposium Secretary at: symposium@uitconference2019.it





The conference organizers gratefully acknowledge for their support: