COVID-19 Research

Title :

Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers (Face Shield, Face Mask and Protective Gown)

Area of research :

COVID-19 Research, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Engineering Sciences

Focus area :

Personal Protective Equipment

Principal Investigator :

Prof Santanu Dhara, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Prof Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur

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Executive Summary :

Face Masks - Entrapping nano to submicron range particles including aerosols during inhalation. There is also an opportunity of further improvement of the face mask in terms of slow release of herbal fragrance and antiviral agents. The face mask may also have inherent bactericidal as well as antiviral efficacy. Protective Gown: This would be very important to have antiviral efficacy on the surface along with easy to wear and easy to seal at the junctions of different parts. This gown of different kind could be used for infected patients with polymer based transparent bags with possible ventilation systems as well.

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