Mask testing paper out in JESEE

Our new paper from the Yale CEID on mask testing during the COVID-19 shutdown is out in Nature’s JESEE. Still testing in the CEID (Center for Engineering Innovation & Design) today with over 100 masks tested now!

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41370-020-0258-7

Additional info on our accessible mask testing setup and PPE results are posted at covid.yale.edu/innovation/med& papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf Proud to have worked on this with Kate, Larry, & the CEID to support frontline healthcare workers.

Mask testing to support frontline healthcare workers: Not all masks are created equal!

Our survey of an actual hospital PPE inventory shows that with the influx of non-certified masks, not all “real” masks function properly. These aren’t just alternative/homemade masks, but masks that purportedly function as an N95 mask.

Info on our accessible mask testing setup and PPE results are posted at https://covid.yale.edu/innovation/medtech/n95/ & https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3592485

Proud to have worked on this with Kate Schilling, Larry Wilen, all our other awesome co-authors, & the CEID to support frontline healthcare workers. We hope communities with limited testing resources around the globe can use this for data-driven PPE decision-making.

The increasing influence of non-combustion sources on urban air quality via gas-phase organic compound emissions

Check out our paper showing that the future of urban air quality requires consideration of non-combustion emissions, a highly diverse mix of sources like consumer/commercial products and materials. It published as a highlight paper in ACP (https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/18/5391/2018/)(ACPD in August 2017). See more at Yale News: https://seas.yale.edu/news-events/news/study-shows-need-broaden-focus-sources-air-pollution.

For VOCs and less-volatile gas-phase organics, it shows that a more holistic approach that also considers non-combustion emissions is warranted moving forward. The open access paper can be directly downloaded at: https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/18/5391/2018/acp-18-5391-2018.pdf

Congrats Peeyush!