Antimicrobial Air Filters For Ventilator’s Using Aerogels
The effect of microbial growth in humans can be from anywhere from slight discomfort to serious health issues
such as Legionnaire’s disease. The sources of microbes are many and varied. Air pollution in confined environments is a
serious health problem especially in medical instruments and operating theatres. Vulnerable people admitted in hospitals are
at a greater risk due to their poor immunity. This work ends in developing a biocompatible silica based aerogel as a filtration
media combined with a HME ability to filter the incoming air and to prevent air from drying the mucosa at the trachea
respectively to ensure high quality and safe air flow to the required patient.