PLASMA GENERATED OZONE AND REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES FOR POINT OF USE PPE DECONTAMINATION SYSTEM

  • A mobil system for decontamination of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Abstract
Overview

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is special clothing and equipment that acts as a barrier between responders and the hazards they encounter. Limited availability of PPE can pose hazards to health care and other first responders. Highly efficient and cost effective PPE decontmiation approaches are needed as they would allow the reuse of PPE especially during emergency scenarios.

Technology

An ozone-based mobile treatment system for sterilization of PPE has been developed. Treated PPE included respirators and hospital gowns. Optimized parameters include humidity and temperature in the system, convection, and ozone generator power. Other aspects of system design, such as safety considerations and material compatibility, have been investigated as well.

Contact Information

Name: Shyamala Rajagopalan

Email: SRajagopalan@tamu.edu

Phone: 979-862-3002