Self-disinfecting mask: germ-free at the push of a button -- MEDICA-tradefair.com

Self-disinfecting mask: germ-free at the push of a button

Prof. Chahan Yeretzian, Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Department of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW

08.02.2021

Image: Prof. Chahan Yeretzian; Copyright: ZHAW

Prof. Chahan Yeretzian

Image: Self-disinfecting mask and associated battery are held up to the camera; Copyright: ZHAW/Hannes Heinzer

The new mask is combined with a small battery that helps disinfect the textile at the push of a button.

Products and exhibitors around Personal Protective Equipment

Image: Surgical caps and masks on display at MEDICA; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf
Image: Male and female researcher with mask looking at a textile at the desk; Copyright: ZHAW/Hannes Heinzer

Together with the company Osmotex, the ZHAW is researching self-disinfecting textiles. One conceivable application besides everyday masks: covers in public transport.

Image: Elena Blume; Copyright: P. Schmitz