About the Conference
The 16th ICPWS is the continuation of the sequence of International Conferences on the Properties of Water and Steam started in 1929. Initially these conferences were about the thermodynamic properties of water and steam for the electric power industry and other aqueous systems. They traditionally provide the forum for the presentation of the scientific foundation of the accurate thermophysical properties and water chemistry data used by the thermal power industry. It has expanded into new areas of pure and applied research related to water and aqueous solutions at extreme conditions along with sea water and humid gases.
Relevant areas of basic science include spectroscopy, calorimetry, potentiometry, thermo-physical property measurements and modeling also molecular simulation studies of water and solvated species in high-temperature and sub-cooled water.
Areas of application include power cycle chemistry, high-temperature aqueous technologies applicable to steam cycles and fuel cells, the use of high-temperature water and supercritical steam in chemical and metallurgical processes, supercritical synthesis of new materials and destruction of toxic wastes, hydrothermal geochemistry, hydrometallurgy, oceanography, power cycles with carbon dioxide capture and storage of carbon dioxide in aqueous environments.
Incorporated within the program will be a one day event on power cycle chemistry including a tutorial on the IAPWS Technical Guidance Documents.