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Activated Carbon

Written by: Fibre2Fashion

Activated charcoal powder is a form of carbon that has been processed to make it extremely porous and thus to have very large surface area available for adsorption or chemical reaction. It has high degree of micro-porosity and wider application in many fields. A surgical mask is intend to be worn by health professionals during surgery and other times to catch the bacteria shed in liquid droplets and aerosols from the wearers mouth and nose. So in order to increase the absorption we have incorporated activated charcoal powder in disposable surgical mask and proposed to test for performance using pulse dosimeter and bacteria growth. The sock we wear need to be hygienic in order to avoid bacterial growth and foul odour from our feet and from our shoes after wearing the socks. Therefore, we have incorporated sock with activated charcoal powder and above problem has been overcame. The bacterial growth will be tested with antimicrobial test method and odour by response method.

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