COVID-19 Research

Title :

Designing More Efficient Cloth Masks Using Nanocoated Fabrics

Area of research :

COVID-19 Research, Engineering Sciences, Chemical Sciences

Focus area :

Development of Cloth mask

Principal Investigator :

Dr Kabeer Jasuja, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar, Dr Dhiraj Bhatia, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar

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Executive Summary :

The aim is to improve the aerosol filtration efficiency of commonly available cloth masks by coating their fabrics with a new class of inorganic nanosheets that we have discovered at IIT Gandhinagar. These nanosheets present a unique synergy ? extraordinarily high-surface area (which increases the number of capturing sites), and TiO2 functional groups (which make the coating anti-viral in nature). Specifically chose this nanomaterial have recently developed a one-step method to synthesize these nanosheets in high-yields; approach is frugal and environmentally friendly.

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