Wearing mask everyday has become a new habit of our daily life nowadays. Disposable masks are efficient for lowering the transmission of the respiration diseases. However, the frequent disposal increases the economic and environmental burdens, as native masks lack the capabilities of sterilization. Thermal sterilization has been demonstrated effective for decontaminating the viruses and bacteria using ovens. However, a portable and compact sterilization device is still lacking to sterilize the existing commercial surgical masks. Herein this project, we will develop a novel low-cost, flexible, and efficient dual-mode mask sterilizer, utilizing both solar and electrical energies.
Carry out experimental research to build and test the mask sterilizer.
Learn the principle of thermal sterlization.
Build prototypes for mask sterlization.