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Evaporative Cooling

Evaporative cooling is : - Lightweight, durable and non-toxic -Easy to activate and re-usable -Offers many hours of cooling relief and protection - Ce-mark certified -Cheap

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In order do cool protective equipment wee need;
-A cheap solution  to supply it many people 
-A solution which do not increase virus risk ( must not loose outside protection anytime. ( e.g. flowing cold air inside from  a  surface hole on wearing etc. )
-Must be portable.
-Must not cause extra energy consumption neither as electricty or as human effort (e.g carrying a cooler source)
-Must not slow down the user (e.g. with extra weight, connection to a cooler source etc.)

And;
-Africa is hot
-Evaporation is endothermic (an endothermic process absorbs heat and cools the surroundings.)
-A layer of thin wearing is light, has no risk and does not restrict mobility 

Here is a simple solution:

http://www.techniche-intl.com/catalogus/evaporative-cooling.html


-Simply dunk the item in water for approximately 1 - 2 minutes
-Gently squeeze out the excess water
-Wear

 

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Hi Oğulcan! Thanks so much for joining the conversation with your amazing insights, expertise and passion. Congratulations on making our highlights list, we were really impressed by the potential your idea has to help rapidly equip care communities in the fight against Ebola and we hope that it will inspire the community to contribute more to the cause. Thank you!

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