By Rose Ragsdale
For Metal Tech News 

Titanium dioxide drafted in COVID fight

Swiss researchers develop membrane with antiviral properties Metal Tech News – August 26, 2020

Series: COVID-19 | Story 20

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:46pm

Swiss researchers titanium nanowire filter paper mask UV radiation covid-19

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A reusable protective mask made with titanium dioxide being disinfected under an ultraviolet light that converts resident moisture into oxidizing agents that destroy pathogens.

Researchers in a Swiss laboratory have developed a membrane made of titanium oxide nanowires with antibacterial and antiviral properties.

The membrane, which resembles filter paper, may be used in the fight to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic more effectively than paper masks, which are increasingly becoming made mandatory, according to scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in La...

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