First line of defense to wear under all the other stuff. Really simple and inexpensive, cotton socks, long underwear tops and bottoms, head sock (like what painters wear), and very thin cotton glove liners, soaked in water/chlorine solution. Put it
Check out ArcticCove.com , this company builds a variety of patio misters and such. Perhaps mounting a patio mister on the perimeter and top of a tent would help. They also have mister fans that fit on a 5gal. bucket and use a rechargeable battery, no cords to trip over and easy to relocate as needed. On another tangent, has anyone ever tried or considered wearing wet (use chlorine solution) scrubs or coveralls over the ppe ? With just a bit of air movement that may provide quite a bit of relief.
For a real low budget cooling setup that is real low tech I would consider putting a some kind of blanket, maybe heavy felt, over the structure and soaking it with water (soaker hose?), and use evaporative cooling. Depending on local soil temperatures, a ground loop may be a fairly low cost option. By that I mean dig a trench and run hose or tube or pipe in it, circulate the water into the structure and there it passes through heat exchangers, base board style or radiator style with fans would probably be better. Of course now your'e back to the money thing. I know nothing about field hospital tents. Anything that requires somewhat modern tech. and fuel is going to cost a pile of money. There is a chance that there are already refer containers over there, at one of the local ports, maybe check with the local port authority or harbormaster.
Hello Anthony, I did not intend to offend you, I just ran across this site while scanning the news and thought I would throw my two cents in. I failed to review the hundreds of proposed research and idea proposals, I was also not aware that there is an order of operations. I checked out the mini cold room link and would note a couple of things, first is price- about $9450 plus tax, with a quick internet search I was able to locate used 40' refer units for $4200 ea. , located in Miami Florida. Second is the fact that it is tiny and does not look practical for more than perhaps two occupants geared up in full hazmat gear. Third, it looks delicate and does not have fork pockets to pick it up with a forklift, if material handling equipment is an issue on site a container can always be left on the trailer, or deliver it to the site on a flatbed truck with a tail roll. Fourth, since it's a shipping container it can be filled with supplies and gear as needed for the inbound journey, including perishable food items, it is stackable, ISO certified and designed for existing logistics chains. Again I did not intend to steal your thunder.