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9th International Congress on Design and Modeling of Mechanical Systems, CMSM 2021 ; : 439-447, 2023.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2013980


To contribute to the fight versus the coronavirus disease 2019, great efforts have been made by scientists around the world to improve the performance of detection devices so that they can efficiently and quickly detect the virus responsible for this disease. In this context we performed a two-dimensional finite element simulation on the binding kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 S protein of a biosensor using the alternating current electrothermal (ACET) effect. The ACET flow can produce vortex patterns, thereby improving the transportation of the target analyte to the binding surface and thus enhancing the performance of the biosensor. The results showed that the detection time can be improved under the electrothermal effect. The effect of certain design parameters concerning the reaction surface, such as its length as well as its position on the top wall of the microchannel, on the biosensor efficiency were also presented. Results showed that the decrease in the length of the binding surface can lead to an increase in the rate of the binding reaction and therefore decrease the biosensor response time. Also, moving the sensitive surface from an optimal position, which is opposite the electrodes, decreases the performance of the biosensor. © 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces ; 12(50): 56579-56586, 2020 Dec 16.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-952789


Surgical mask is recommended by the World Health Organization for personal protection against disease transmission. However, most of the surgical masks on the market are disposable that cannot be self-sterilized for reuse. Thus, when confronting the global public health crisis, a severe shortage of mask resource is inevitable. In this paper, a novel low-cost electrothermal mask with excellent self-sterilization performance and portability is reported to overcome this shortage. First, a flexible, ventilated, and conductive cloth tape is patterned and adhered to the surface of a filter layer made of melt-blown nonwoven fabrics (MNF), which functions as interdigital electrodes. Then, a graphene layer with premier electric and thermal conductivity is coated onto the MNF. Operating under a low voltage of 3 V, the graphene-modified MNF (mod-MNF) can quickly generate large amounts of heat to achieve a high temperature above 80 °C, which can kill the majority of known viruses attached to the filter layer and the mask surface. Finally, the optimized graphene-modified masks based on the mod-MNF filter retain a relatively high particulate matter (PM) removal efficiency and a low-pressure drop. Moreover, the electrothermal masks can maintain almost the same PM removal efficiency over 10 times of electrifying, suggesting its outstanding reusability.