If you were not familiar with the N95 respiratory mask before the COVID-19 pandemic, you almost certainly are now. The fabrics that make up the N95 mask are easy to breathe through and able to filter out dangerous airborne pathogens too small for our eyes to see. In times like these, N95 masks can be the difference between life and death. While the N95 is widely known, the meaning behind the letter N and the significance of the number 95 may be a mystery. This detail article covers:
- What Does N95 Stand For?
- How the N95 Masks Capture Small Particles
- The Effect Accumulating Ultra-fine Dirt Particles Has on Charged Media
- An Addition Added to the MERV 52.2 Test Standard to Account for the Phenomenon
- About Camfil Clean Air Solutions
Read the entire article on: https://cleanair.camfil.us/2020/10/08/what-n95-respiratory-masks-can-teach-us-about-air-filters/
About the Author Dave Blackwell, Camfil USA
Dave is based in Lubbock, TX, as a Director of Healthcare for Camfil USA and is responsible for the national market share growth of air filtration products within the healthcare/hospital markets. He has been featured in top news and technical publications:
- PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23513366/
- Association of Medical Facility Professionals: https://amfp.info/content.aspx?page_id=5&club_id=513573&item_id=51686
How is COVID-19 Changing Hospital Air Filtration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WelPmYiCLIs
About Camfil USA
For more than half a century, Camfil has been helping people breathe cleaner air. As a leading manufacturer of premium clean air solutions, we provide commercial and industrial systems for air filtration and air pollution control that improve worker and equipment productivity, minimize energy use, and benefit human health and the environment.
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