Cooling garments—A review

Sarkar, Soumyajit ; Kothari, V K

Abstract

Thermal discomfort is one the major challenges during work in hot and/or humid environments like mines, foundries and arid/desert regions. Heat and moisture management is the key to prevent the workers from heat stress. Personnel protective garments alone are not sufficient to provide thermal neutrality. Auxiliary cooling garments are required to aid the process of human body cooling. This review consists of human thermoregulation, followed by different types of cooling garments, and their advantages and disadvantages.


Keyword(s)

Cooling garment; Core body temperature; Evaporative cooling; Liquid cooled garments; Phase change material


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