Technology Similar to the N95 Respirator
While N95 respirators are considered by many to be the “gold standard” as it relates to face masks that are designed for medical personnel that it intended, designed and built to protect the wearer, what makes them effective is not widely known. N95s are effective at viral filtration, capturing 95% of particlesas small as .3 microns. While aerosolized viruses, including coronavirus-family microbes, are far smaller than .3 microns they don't travel alone: they hitch a ride on larger carriers that are caught by its barrier layers. Despite this, N95s actually filter smaller particles better than larger ones. Nanosized particlesfall subject to the phenomenon of Browning Motion and are propelled at high speed in random directions. In motion, negatively-charged microbes (e.g., coronaviruses) are attracted to the N95's positively-charged center layer. The viral microbe's gram-negative protein shell is deactivated by electrocution.
Creating a Self-Sustainable, Self-Powered Electrostatic Charge
Particle air filtration, in the form of a triboelectric air filter (TAF) can be created within the context of a fabric face mask through various design elements and the use of a combination of carefully selected textiles These fabric combinations can create a tribo-electric air filter that is based on science that is similar to that that supports the electrostatic layer of an N95 device. The TAF can attract a gram-negative microbe, secure it and then transfer an electric charge to it, through its outer membrane, and electrocute or inactivate it.