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Microdroplet Impact Dynamics at Very High Velocity on Face Masks for COVID-19 Protection
Korean Chemical Engineering Research ; 60(2):282-288, 2022.
Article in Korean | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1870102
ABSTRACT
Facial masks have become indispensable in daily life to prevent infection and spread through respiratory droplets in the era of the corona pandemic. To understand how effective two different types of masks (i.e., KF-94 mask and dental mask) are in blocking respiratory droplets, i) we preferentially analyze wettability characteristics (e.g., contact angle and contact angle hysteresis) of filters consisting of each mask, and ii) subsequently observe the dynamic behaviors of microdroplets impacting at high velocities on the filter surfaces. Different wetting properties (i.e., hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity) are found to exhibit depending on the constituent materials and pore sizes of each filter. In addition, the pneumatic conditions for stably and uniformly dispensing microdroplets with a certain volume and impacting behaviors associated with the impacting velocity and filter type change are systematically explored. Three distinctive dynamics constituting the masks and droplet impact velocity. The present experimental results not only provide very useful
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Web of Science Language: Korean Journal: Korean Chemical Engineering Research Year: 2022 Document Type: Article