Plug In To Get Clean PRESENTING: SELF-DISINFECTING FACE MASKS
The skyrocketing demand for protective facemasks and the perils of re-use has led to the innovation of a new kind of face mask – one that you can disinfect easily by charging it like a phone.
Prof. Yair Ein-Eli’s research group in the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering created the mask prototype and tested it together with virus experts Profs. Debbie Lindell and Oded Beja from the Faculty of Biology. The disinfection process occurs when a layer of carbon fibers in the mask is heated using a low current source, such as an electric mobile phone charger.