Ostrava Technical University develops innovative UV face mask

Experts from the university have developed a new face mask that filers inhaled air via UV technology to remove viruses and bacteria

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Written by ČTK Published on 14.11.2020 14:21 (updated on 14.11.2020) Reading time: 1 minute

Ostrava, North Moravia - Experts from the Centre for Advanced Innovation Technologies of the Ostrava Technical University have been developing a revolutionary UV face mask to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

According to project head Roman Fojtik, basic development of the mask could begin before Christmas, and it should cost around 1,000 CZK.

The UV face mask is designed to protect both the wearer and people around them, thanks to an innovative Subveco filter developed in the spring.

Via UV radiation, the Subveco filter disinfects inhaled air and protects the wearer from viruses and bacteria.

The mask also contains a mechanical frame made from certified materials.

While it is more difficult to prove the efficiency of the filter, the certification procedure for the face mask should be easier, Fojtik told CTK.

"We are tyring hard to accomplish the basic development before Christmas," he noted, estimating the price of one mask at 1,000 crowns.

Each mask should remain effective for several thousand hours of use.

The face mask could serve as protection against other infectious disease in the future, he added

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