CIESC Journal ›› 2018, Vol. 69 ›› Issue (S2): 9-16.doi: 10.11949/j.issn.0438-1157.20181148

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Principles and advances in perspiration cooling materials on human comfort adjustment

DING Yi1, DING Guoliang2, ZHUANG Dawei2   

  1. 1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, California 95616, United States;
    2 Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
  • Received:2018-10-08 Revised:2018-10-15
  • Supported by:

    supported by the Foundation for Innovative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51521004) and the Program of Shanghai Academic Research Leader (16XD1401500).


Fabrics with perspiration cooling technology will increase the perspiration efficiency of sweat and improve human thermal comfort. This article outlines the main features and principles of perspiration cooling technology, including rapid sweat absorption, rapid sweat perspiration, and high air permeability. New perspiration cooling materials are illustrated, covering moisture absorbent and quick-dry fibers, micropatterned superhydrophobic textiles, water-driven shape memory polymers, moisture-expansion multiply-layer composites, and moisture gradients driven polymer composites. The progress in the commercial development of functional clothing using perspiration cooling technology is presented. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of various perspiration cooling technologies are summarized, and their development directions are suggested.

CLC Number: 

  • TK124

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