The current pandemic has pushed me to seek solutions for a reusable, effective and stable face mask over time.
In fact, common filter masks tend to gradually lose the ability to filter viruses and bacteria.
On the contrary, this system is absolutely stable because it does not filter but inactivates the virus / bacterium, keeping it caught while it is destroyed by UV rays and electrostatic charge.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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Aerosol Susceptibility of Influenza Virus to UV-C Light James J. McDevitt, Stephen N. Rudnick, Lewis J. Radonovich Applied and Environmental Microbiology Feb 2012, 78 (6) 1666-1669; DOI: 10.1128/AEM.06960-11