Penetration and secondary atomization of droplets impacted on wet facemasks

  title={Penetration and secondary atomization of droplets impacted on wet facemasks},
  author={Sombuddha Bagchi and Saptarshi Basu and Swetaprovo Chaudhuri and Abhishek Saha},
  journal={Physical Review Fluids},
Face covering, commonly known as facemask, is considered to be one of the most effective Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) to reduce transmissions of pathogens through respiratory droplets both large drops and liquid aerosol particles. Face masks, not only inhibit the expulsion of such respiratory droplets from the user, but also protects the user from inhaling pathogen laden potentially harmful droplets or their dried nuclei. While the efficacies of various dry face masks have been… 

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