IIT-M develops nano-coated filter for COVID warriors


Chennai, July 6

A nano-coated filter for healthcare employees treating COVID-19 sufferers has been developed by researchers at IIT-Madras.

The filter’s coating properties are optimised for environment friendly removing of sub-micron sized mud particles within the air, a press launch from the institute mentioned on Monday.

The nano-coating will be positioned in keeping with the necessity to improve floor/depth filtration for healthcare employees or public responders, mentioned professor Ok Arul Prakash of the Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT-Madras.

“The novel filter with multiple nano-coating can filter particles of the order of one micron size, which is a remarkable achievement,” he was quoted as saying within the launch.

The use of the filter in face masks can improve particle filtration effectivity. The filter can be utilized in respirator gadgets, air purification system in operation theatres, cabin air filters for the consolation and well being of air passengers and air filters for armoured automobile engines.

The work of growing the filter has been funded by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and the nano-coated filter is within the means of being subject examined in sensible functions.

Upon validation via subject trials, the filter can be really helpful for mass manufacture via trade collaborations, the discharge added. PTI 



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