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16th International Conference on the Properties of Water and Steam

Water, Steam and Aqueous Solutions

Working for the Environment and Industry


1-5 September 2013

University of Greenwich, London, UK


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.

About ICPWS16

Continuing a series of conferences that started in 1929 in London, 230 scientists and engineers from 28 different countries met from 1 - 5 September 2013 at the University of Greenwich in London, United Kingdom for the 16th International Conference on the Properties of Water and Steam (ICPWS). The conference is sponsored every four or five years by the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS) and, in 2013, it was organised and hosted by the British and Irish Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (BIAPWS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

The highlights of the IAPWS working group sessions and general conference proceedings are summarised in a press release. View the press release here


Organised on behalf of the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS) by the British & Irish Association for the properties of Water and Steam (BIAPWS) and
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Conference Enquiries
Hannah Atkins | ICPWS XVI Conference Secretariat
IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ, UK
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7973 1260    Fax. +44 (0) 20 7222 9881    E-mail: h_atkins@imeche.org