Research report 2020 - Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
Fighting the coronavirus with fabrics and paper towels
Partikelchemie, Gruppe „Instrumentelle Aerosolanalytik“
SummaryIn spring 2020, group leader Frank Drewnick started a research series at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, which was spontaneously initiated during the Covid-19 pandemic. In this series, they investigated everyday materials for their suitability for face masks to support the selection of materials and to better understand which factors influence their efficacy. The group repurposed measuring instruments which they normally use to analyze the properties of atmospheric aerosol particles to measure the filter efficiency and pressure drop of household materials.