Carleton Professor Works Toward Reusable Face Masks by Eliminating COVID-19 with Ultraviolet Light Technology

Carleton University Biology Prof. Alex Wong is working on a unique research initiative to decontaminate medical face masks exposed to COVID-19 with ultraviolet light technology.

The idea was sparked in March when there was a substantial concern over Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the country. Wong was approached by Arkalumen, a LED design and manufacturing company, and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

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