Workshop of Photonics (WOP), together with Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, presents a new project – ‘AntiVirus-21’, implemented under EU measure.
The main aim of the project is to create filters with antiviral properties.
The idea is to develop antiviral filtration systems using antiviral coatings on nanomaterials on laser-formed glass surfaces.
For that, there is a need to synthesize nanomaterials of metals and their oxides and heterodariates and adapt the functional surfaces of materials with the highest antiviral effect in laser-formed filtration systems.
The antiviral impact of the synthesized substances will be investigated using model strains of animal viruses related to SARS-CoV-2.
After the antiviral research of the coatings, a prototype filter consisting of laser-structured glass surfaces with deposited coatings of the most effective antiviral nanomaterials will be developed. There will be Its efficiency under simulation conditions will be qualitatively and quantitatively investigated.
Such antiviral filtration solutions could potentially be used, for example, in components of viral-contaminated biological fluids or virus-contaminated inhaled or exhaled air purification systems to combat a COVID-19 pandemic and contribute to the treatment and prevention of the disease.
Project duration: 2 years.
Time period: 2021 11 – 2023 09.
The project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
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