The future for refrigeration, air conditioning and Organic Rankine Cycle power generation – Call for abstracts now open.
The call for authors interested in submitting papers for Rankine 2020 – Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation is open until mid-September. With an expected 120 papers upwards, the conference will feature a series of invited Key Note Speakers presenting and unique overviews of the issues, paving the way for future research in the area.
The IOR is bringing together the disciplines of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pumps (RACHP) to encourage the flow of ideas between both fields, for a one-off international conference taking place from 26 to 29 July 2020 at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. “Rankine 2020 – Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation” will not only cover William Rankine’s legacy in science and engineering but also look to the future by offering a forum where experts in refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pumps and power generation can come together to address their common challenges.
There have been many technological and societal changes since Rankine produced his work on power generation cycles 150 years ago but with the scale of environmental and sustainable issues we are facing today, Rankine’s ideas are more relevant than ever. We are living in an age where there is increasing demand for energy while at the same time there is an urgent need to move away from traditional fossil fuels as the key energy source – and so the role of alternative power generation cycles will only become more important in the future. The conference will re-examine William Rankine’s contribution, particularly the creation of thermodynamic cycles that are still the backbone of our modern energy systems such as refrigerators, heat pumps, air-conditioners, and power plants. It will also provide an opportunity to review current progress in the development of these energy technologies.
This three-day conference will feature the most recent promising research and development in the closely related fields of thermodynamic cycles, working fluids, and their applications to refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pumps and power generation. In addition, it will look at their roles in moving the world forward towards a future that delivers heating, cooling, and power in a way that is efficient, sustainable and more environmentally-friendly. It is being held jointly with the Knowledge Center on Organic Rankine Cycle technology (KCORC) who will provide world-class experts in Organic Rankine Cycle developments.
The programme will feature short courses, workshops and social events that make the most of our venue in Glasgow such as a dinner at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery which is renowned for its outstanding collection of paintings from Old Masters and French Impressionists.
To find out more about the conference, visit www.rankine2020.com. Details on how to submit your abstract are available at https://ior.org.uk/events/rankine2020/R20-abstracts-and-papers