A method to determine the available UV-C dose for the decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators.

@article{Fisher2011AMT,
  title={A method to determine the available UV-C dose for the decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators.},
  author={Edward M Fisher and Ronald E. Shaffer},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={110 1},
  pages={287-95}
}
AIMS To develop a method to assess model-specific parameters for ultraviolet-C (UV-C, 254 nm) decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs). METHODS AND RESULTS UV-C transmittance was quantified for the distinct composite layers of six N95 FFR models and used to calculate model-specific α-values, the percentage of the surface UV-C irradiance available for the internal filtering medium (IFM). Circular coupons, excised from the FFRs, were exposed to aerosolized particles containing… CONTINUE READING

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