Quality Tests of FFP2 Masks and Filter Materials

May 15th, 2020 | by

In collaboration with external partners, researchers from RWTH Aachen University have developed a three-step test process for FFP2 masks and filter materials. Over the last few weeks, a large number of masks have been assessed at the Aachen Chemical Engineering departments AVT.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals have been in need of significantly more FFP2 masks. Currently they are purchasing such masks from new suppliers. With our initiative, we want to contribute to making sure that medical staff are equipped with high-quality masks. Therefore, within a few days, we have developed a test procedure which supports hospitals in their quality control activities,” explains Dr. John Linkhorst, senior engineer at the RWTH Chair of Chemical Process Engineering. “Initially, our campaign was limited to a collaboration with Uniklinik RWTH Aachen. Now we are also supporting hospitals throughout Germany, as well as other institutions, such as fire brigades and emergency medical services.”

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