Anti –Microbial face mask
- June 11, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: Science and tech
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU) has developed an anti-microbial five-layered face mask.
- This face mask can annihilate pathogenic microorganisms that are stuck to its outer surface and thereby limit the spread of secondary infections.
- At present the mask that is available in the market currently acts as a filter to stop the entry of microbes to oral and nasal airways but does not have any effect on the microbe stuck to the mask surface
- The first layer of the mask can degrade any type of RNA, the next layer is anti-microbial, the third one is for air filtration, and the fourth and fifth layers are ‘comfortable layers’, which will remain close to the nose and mouth.
- Copper and silver are de-transition elements are used to degrade this virus and all the other members of SARS virus.