N95 masks will be able to get rid of infection in a new way


The N95 mask is being used extensively to protect against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Health workers are especially using this mask, but it is getting scarce when demand increases. In such a situation, a new way has been devised on how to use the N95 mask in a non-infectious manner.

Researchers say that N95 masks can be de-transitioned through heating in high humidity. The factor's ability to filter will also not be affected.

According to researchers at the US Stanford University and the University of Texas Medical Branch, a new way of de-infecting the N95 mask by combining heat and humidity has been invented. Mask in this manner, the SARS-CoV-2 virus implicated in can be inactivated.

This virus causes COVID-19. Stanford University researcher Steven Chu said, 'This is a problem'. If you can find a way to use the mask a few dozen times, then it can solve the problem of shortage. ' In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers reported that humidity was tried with a heating method to de-transition the N95 mask.

In this process, the N95 mask was heated to about 30 minutes at a temperature of 25 to 95 ° C with 100% humidity. Due to high humidity and heat, there was a significant decrease in the amount of virus in the mask.

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