A group of IIT Kanpur alumni joined forces to create a super- activated carbon N-95 mask aiming to reduce the rapid coronavirus infection transmission in an efficient manner. These masks not only keep a check on virus transmission but protects the person from the pollution in the environment as well as the bacteria present in our mouth and the consequent respiratory odour.
The science and technology behind this product is believed to be a unique proposition in the Indian market as it claims to be odourless and absorbs particles that produce stench.
The carbon N-95 mask is the brainchild of 4 creators, namely Dr.Sandeep Patil, Nitin Charate, Ankit Shukla and Mahesh Kumar who have contributed their very best towards the health of the society at large.
Explaining the need to create such masks, Dr. Patil, the leader of the team mentioned that the human body provides shelter to millions of bacteria , some of which are present in our mouth as well. The bacteria, then proceeds to multiply which gives rise to foul odour.
Thus, carbon particles are fragmented and inserted into nano- sized holes which is known as activated carbon technology. Super – activated carbon , which is embedded in these masks accounts for much finer pores which filters the bad particles entering into our nose. A layer of electrocharged nanoparticles outside the mask prevents the entry of virus and nullifies its effect upon its contact.
Furthermore, the charged carbon particles chemically react with the particles containing odour and absorb it, which doesn’t create any side effects for the person wearing it.
The company was started at the Innovation and Incubation Center at IIT Kanpur and further productions will be managed at the same establishment. Due to its properties, the price range of these masks will be a notch higher than the current N-95 masks. The product is soon expected to step into the markets.