[Sca-cooks] evaporative cooling
dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Thu Feb 14 09:24:08 PST 2008
Stefan li Rous wrote:
><<< But it _is_ interesting to think of where, on the map of Europe, we
>find people cooling with unglazed pottery wine coolers soaked in
>Are you speaking of modern times or do we have any evidence of
>evaporative cooling being used in period?
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No references handy as I am not at the library...
There are earthenware wine jugs excavated from Roman sites that are
porous enough to have exhibited evaporative cooling. I am pretty sure
that the effect has long been known and exploited by many cultures.
Venimus, Saltavimus, Bibimus (et naribus canium capti sumus)
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