Georgetown Physicist Helps Create New N95 Mask Decontamination Guidelines

A team of 60 scientists, engineers, students and clinicians that includes a Georgetown physicist yesterday unveiled, a website that synthesizes the scientific literature about mask decontamination.

As health workers and first responders attempt to stem a pandemic without adequate protective gear, they are forced to consider decontaminating and reusing N95 masks to safeguard those whose jobs expose them to the virus that causes COVID-19.

Daniel Blair, an associate professor in Georgetown’s Department of Physics and Institute for Soft Matter, is part of the team helping to create a set of best practices for the decontamination and reuse of N95 Personal Protection Equipment, known as PPE. . 

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