Water vapour transport through fabrics in sub-zero conditions

Xiaohong Zhou, Jintu Fan, Yuexing Jiang, Shanyuan Wang

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A novel apparatus to investigate evaporation, ice condensation and moisture transmission through fabric under a subzero climate was developed. The resultant device consists of a water bath, a diffusion column, a small climate chamber, two semiconductor refrigerators and a small fan. Device performance was validated via experiments using two breathable fabrics under -20°C. The experimental results confirm the potential of the technique for calculating water vapor resistance at sub-zero climate.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationTextile Asia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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