Calling Technology Case Studies: UNIDO ATMOsphere 2013

By Silvia Scaldaferri, Feb 14, 2013, 12:26 2 minute reading

Two Case Study Sessions are planned for the first UNIDO ATMOsphere conference to be held from June 3 – 4, 2013 in Vienna, Austria. This is a unique opportunity for applicants to showcase their findings at an ATMOsphere event co-organised with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Applicants should focus on the cost-effectiveness of adopting Natural Refrigerants in Developing Countries and provide real-life results related to the energy efficiency and reliability of HVAC+R

Encouraged to apply are: end-users, business owners, manufacturers, consultancies etc. using, producing or advocating natural refrigerant systems in a developing country or that have clear potential to be used in a developing country.

Presentation length: Presenters should plan for a 12 minute presentation + a 3 minute Q&A.

Application areas:
  • Commercial & Light-Commercial Refrigeration
  • Industrial Refrigeration
  • Air Conditioning (Mobile & Stationary)
  • Heat Pumps
  • Transport
  • Foam Blowing Agents
  • New areas of application

Special consideration will be given to:
  • Technologies applicable to warmer climates
  • Cost-efficiency of the whole life cycle
  • Geographical area (ideally developing countries)
  • Training and safety aspects

Submission criteria:

The focus of the Case Studies should be on completed or ongoing projects, best practices and lessons learned in the field of natural refrigerants in developing countries. The Case Study should be a practical summary of an improved practice rather than a formal, rigorous research paper. Ideally, it should provide and analyse real-life results relating to the energy efficiency and reliability of HVAC+R technology using one or multiple natural refrigerants.

Main criterion is that the technology is either applied in a developing country or has clear potential to be used in developing countries. Costs of the whole life cycle play an important role during all sessions of the conference. Projects in regions with warm climates will be one of the main topics of discussion. Also aspects covering training and safety are welcome to be mentioned in the case study.

Should you wish to provide your input in the above-mentioned fields, you are invited to send an abstract which satisfies the following criteria:

  • Sustainable: the case study should address the potential of natural refrigerant technology (CO2, ammonia, hydrocarbons, water and air)
  • Replicable: lessons learned that could be applied to other projects with focus on how to apply this to other developing countries
  • Tangible: examples of real life installations and demonstration projects, laboratory testing with tangible results etc.
Elements that should be included:

  • Efficiency analysis: analysis of how the refrigerant influences the Coefficient of Performance (COP), comparison of different systems or parameters, etc.
  • Cost analysis: energy costs, operational costs, planning and installation costs, life-cycle costs

Author content and format guidelines:

In your Case Study submission, please include:

  • Your full name, organisation and email address
  • Case study title
  • An abstract
  • Keywords

Required: If not obvious from the abstract and title, authors must provide a short explanation of how and why this case study is relevant to developing countries and what the costs involved are.

Please Submit the Case Study via email to: and indicate "UNIDO ATMO" in the subject line and in the case study itself.

Case Study abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2013


By Silvia Scaldaferri

Feb 14, 2013, 12:26

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