Air and water perfusion-based personal cooling systems (PCSs) to protect against heat stress in protective clothing

M. Morrissey, Faming Wang

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The heat exchange processes of both air- and water-based personal cooling systems (PCSs) such as air-ventilation and water-perfusion clothing in thermal protective clothing systems are examined. Some critical design parameters used when designing PCSs are outlined. In addition, the three most common methods of evaluation of the performance of PCSs are presented and future trends of PCSs are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProtective Clothing
Subtitle of host publicationManaging Thermal Stress
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781782420408
ISBN (Print)9781782420323
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Air ventilation
  • Heat stress
  • Personal cooling systems (PCSs)
  • Protective clothing
  • Water perfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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