A STUDY OF A NON-REGENERATING DRY AIR MICROCLIMATE SYSTEM

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Authors
  1. Browne, P.
Corporate Authors
Exotemp Ltd, Pembroke ONT (CAN);Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
There are some circumstances where it would be desirable to be able to entirely eliminate mass transfer between defence personnel and their environment. A butyl suit would do the job well enough, but in warm conditions heat stress would severely limit endurance. The study evaluates the practicality of reactivating the user's natural evaporative cooling by drying and distributing the air inside such a suit through a closed loop configuration. The concept is not to cool the air below-ambient, but rather to dry it well with a desiccant, hopefully eliminating the need for refrigerating the air. Most of the study focuses on systems which do not regenerate their desiccant, but rather have an endurance limited by the amount of desiccant carried.
Keywords
Non-regenerating systems
Date of publication
01 Apr 1992
Number of Pages
25
DSTKIM No
97-02712
CANDIS No
502976
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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