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Face Masks: Materials, Disinfection, and Reuse During COVID-19

ACS Webinars

The Center for Diease Control has advised wearing facemasks to fight the spread of the virus but what type of masks work best? Join Supratik Guha of University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory and Yi Cui of the Stanford University during this free interactive broadcast to discover the important factors regarding fabrics for cloth masks and how we can reuse respirators and other personal protection equipment in these urgent times. This ACS Webinar is moderated by Laura Cassiday of the American Chemical Society and is co-produced by ACS External Affairs & Communications and ACS Publications.

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What You Will Learn

  • What types of fabrics and household cloth are effective in particle filtration and why
  • The basics of particle filtration and data on filtration efficiencies as a function of size for common fabrics that are used in cloth masks
  • How to disinfect N95 masks and how many times you can do it without reducing filtration efficiency


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