Emergency version for COVID-19 pandemic
The research concluded that all bacteria and viruses can be rendered harmless by exposing FFP2 mouth masks to very strong UV-C radiation for more than a minute and a half. The amount of radiation that penetrates everywhere in the material is sufficient for a log5 (more than 99.999%) disinfection. At the same time, TU Delft determined that the UV-C light leaves the fiber structure and filter of the mask intact.
Based on this, various peripheral and academic hospitals, laboratories and care centers in the Netherlands (including Radboudumc, Alrijne, LUMC, Martini Hospital and the Spaarne hospital) put the Emergency version into use in early April 2020 – not only for disinfection of mouth masks, but also of other small medical instruments and equipment.
Want to know more? Request a demonstration, references or more information here!