Dr. Hrubý elected as Vice-President of IAPWS

Dr. Jan Hrubý has been appointed as the Vice-President of IAPWS effective from 1 January 2017. The Czech National Committee consequently elected Dr. Tomáš Němec as its new chairman.

2014 Edwin Walker Prize for two Czech scientists

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers – IMechE, London, UK, has awarded its annual 2014 Edwin Walker Prize to Prof. Václav Petr and Assoc. Prof. Michal Kolovratník for their paper "Wet Steam Energy Loss and Related Baumann Rule in Low Pressure Steam Turbines" published in the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy. The prize is awarded for the best paper on a power industries mechanical engineering subject published by IMechE in the previous year.

Revised Release on Surface Tension of Ordinary Water

The International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS) will authorize at its meeting in Moscow, Russia, 23-27 June, 2014, a minor revision of the IAPWS release of 1994. The release will add information about the extrapolation of the formulation to temperatures below the triple point of water and is motivated by recent experimental work on the surface tension of supercooled water [1]. The work has shown that the previously recommended surface tension formulation is also accurate in the supercooled region, down to at least –25 °C.

Next IAPWS conference to be held in Prague in 2018

The International Conference on the Properties of Water and Steam (ICPWS) is held every 4 or 5 years. During the 16th ICPWS held on September 1-3, 2013, at the University of Greenwich, London, UK, the Czech National Committee was selected and announced as the organizer of the next (17th) conference to be held in 2018. We are pleased to announce Prague as the conference venue. The previous conferences were held in the following locations:

Czech participation at 16th ICPWS in London

The Czech participants presented the following contributions during the 16th International Conference on the Properties of Water and Steam: Water, Steam, and Aqueous Solutions held on September 1-5, 2013, at the University of Greenwhich, London, UK, and entitled "Water, Steam and Aqueous Solutions: Working for the Environment and Industry":

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