ASHRAE/NIST Refrigerants Conference: Refrigerants for the 21st Century. Gaithersburg MD, October 6-7, 1997. Conference Report.
ASHRAE/NIST Refrigerants Conference: Refrigerants for
the 21st Century. Gaithersburg MD, October 6-7, 1997.
Domanski, P. A.
Journal of Research of the National Institute of
Standards and Technology, Vol. 103, No. 5, 1-5,
refrigerants; absorption; air conditioning; alternative
refrigerants; ammonia; building technology;
The "Refrigerants for the 21st Century" conferece was
the third refrigerants conference jointly organized by
the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the National
Institute of Standards and Technology. The conferences
in 1989 and 1993 covered technical issues related to the
implementation of ozone-safe refirgerants. With global
warming beginning to replace ozone depletion as the
world's most significant environmental problem, the 1997
conference was related to both ozone depletion and
global warming. The goal of the conference was to review
available air-conditioning and refrigeration
technologies to assess their suitability for the years
to come in view of the two global environmental