New Article Published
Spray-drying nanoparticles is not only interesting to create supraparticles. It is also a way to generate solid-filled aerosols. The process is a model to what happens when humans cough or sneeze virus particles such as SARS-CoV-2. Using harmless fluorescent silica-based virus analogues, it can easily be evaluated how well different mask materials prevent particle penetration using the process of spray-drying. Our work, investigating this, was just accepted by Advanced Materials Technologies. If you are interested you can give it a read here.
Maximilian Oppmann, Sarah Wenderoth, Thomas Ballweg, Benedikt Schug,
A simple model setup using spray-drying principles and fluorescent silica nanoparticles to evaluate the efficiency of facemask materials in terms of virus particle retention
Advanced Materials Technologies 2021