IIT (BHU) develops corona killer mask
Varanasi: IIT (BHU) has developed a corona killer mask. The mask developed by the School of Biomedical Engineering annihilates pathogenic microorganisms stuck to the outer surface of the mask to limit further spread of secondary infections.
As social distance and face mask have become an important part of people’s lifestyle in the outbreak of COVID-19, the IIT(BHU) has developed a 5M Anti-microbial multi-layer face mask.
This anti-microbial multi-layer face mask has been developed by Dr. Marshal and his team at the School of Biomedical Engineering, IIT(BHU). has developed. The face mask is developed in a way to annihilate pathogenic microorganisms stuck to the outer surface of the mask to limit further spread of secondary infections.
Currently available masks in the market act as filters only to stop the entry of microbes to oral and nasal airways but do not have any effect on the microbe stuck to the mask surface, said Dr. Marshal adding this shortcoming of masks could be very dangerous for medical and paramedical staff due to the presence of higher viral or bacterial load on their outer surface. His team addressed this problem by stacking different layers of nano-metal conjugated with protonated amine matrix.
The director Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain said that the IIT (BHU) is fully prepared to fight with this dangerous virus while fulfilling its social obligations and is fully ready to cooperate with the government and administration for all such needs.