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

Date: 26 June 2019

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.


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



Keynote speaker:
Alberto Cavallini, University of Padova, Italy


Invited speakers:
Jose Miguel Corberan – Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Srinivas Garimella - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Pega Hrnjak - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Petter Neksa, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Bjorn Palm - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Abstract submission to Symposium

Original contributions on the above topics are encouraged
All abstracts must be written in English. Abstracts must be prepared according to the template available here



Abstracts should be submitted via email to: symposium@uitconference2019.it