In this study from BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, a multidisciplinary team that included surgeons created a new process for disinfecting and reusing N95 masks, using vaporized hydrogen peroxide.
The process allows healthcare workers (HCW) to reuse masks up to 20 cycles, and it has an identification system that enables the hospital to return the sanitized mask to the same HCW each time.
The disinfection process begins at the end of a shift:
Currently they are disinfecting 240 N95 masks per day, and they have the capability of disinfecting 1,500 masks per day. They also have built another disinfection room.Read More >>