Nirmala College researchers develop face mask

To help tackle the current Covid-19 pandemic, the research scholars of the Nanoscience Research Centre (NSRC) of Nirmala College in Muvattupuzha have developed a new face mask.To help tackle the current Covid-19 pandemic, the research scholars of the Nanoscience Research Centre (NSRC) of Nirmala College in Muvattupuzha have developed a new face mask. The mask has an efficacy rate of 99.9 per cent, said Associate Professor Thomas Varghese.The nanofibre face mask has three layers — outer, centre and inner layer — said Thomas, who supervised the project. The central layer, also known as the ‘filter layer’, filters microbes like bacteria and viruses. —The New Indian Express