Researchers in Canada have invented a salt face masks capable of eradicating many harmful pathogens, including the new strain of Coronavirus.
According to Somag News (USA), Professor Hyo-Jick Choi at the University of Alberta (Canada) announced on February 9 that he was conducting research on a mask that can eradicate many harmful pathogens, including the new strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
The outer government component of this type of mask is salt crystals. According to this expert, with the molecular structure has many sharp edges, salt can cut through the body of the virus.
The outer government component of this type of mask is salt. According to this expert, with the molecular structure has many sharp edges, salt can cut through the body of the virus.
Through many experiments, the team found that the virus will be disabled in just 5 minutes and completely destroyed in 30 minutes.
“The mucus that carries Coronavirus shoots out when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks or breathes on the surface of the mask. Specialized medical masks or N95 masks cannot kill viruses on their own surface, increasing their ability to spread through contact, ” Professor Choi explained.
Talking more about the mechanism of operation of the mask, Mr. Choi said the mucus when shot at the surface of the mask will start to suck salt. The mucus then evaporates over time leaving only viruses and salt crystals. The edge of the crystal will shred the virus and neutralize the toxin.
It is known that this project at the University of Alberta has lasted three years. The team expects to be able to mass-produce salt masks in a year.