What is the Russian “smart” mask?

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US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — While the world is trying to cope with the growing demand for surgical masks and high-strength N95 respirators, which are used by medical personnel to protect against covid-19, the Russian corporation Rostec has developed an antibacterial perennial mask that protects against viruses and any types of microorganisms.

On Friday, July 10, the Russian state corporation Rostec announced that the Ramensky Instrument-Making Plant will test the TIOKRAFT universal mask by the end of July. A battery is built into it, and it can protect a person from viruses for several years. This was announced on Monday, July 13, the Russian news agency.

“This is a brand new product, this is not a mask that you can wear and discard for an hour or two, this mask can be worn for several years, it is powered by an ordinary battery. We plan to finish the tests in July, ”said Sergei Anokhin, Director General of the Ramensky Instrument-Making Plant, at a press conference.

Anokhin said that the principle of the mask is to clean the air using a filter using photocatalysis technology. The filter traps harmful impurities, and then, under the influence of ultraviolet radiation, breaks them down into water and carbon dioxide.

In different countries, masks are used as one of the most effective measures to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus that appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan …

On March 11, 2020, WHO declared the outbreak of coronavirus a pandemic. To date, around the world infected about 5 million people, 570 thousand have died. Nevertheless, more than 7 million people have been able to recover.


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