Our main interest is the study of protection efficacy of personal filters, collective-protection filters and gas masks against chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial contaminants and environmental pollutants under experimental conditions that simulate realistic challenges.
Study of adsorption mechanisms of vapors and gases on impregnated activated carbon and innovative adsorbents.
Evaluation of the protection factors of gas masks and personal hoods throughout the execution of standard physical activities in an aerosol exposure chamber.
Development and assessment of theoretical and semi-empirical models for estimation of protection efficiency.
Mechanism of aging and its impact on the service life of protective equipment.
Development of reactive nano-based sorbents and catalysts for imparting self-decontamination properties onto collective and personal protective equipment.
Design and construction of tailor-made instrumentation and methods for testing protective equipment.
Scientific and technological consulting for projects concerning development and procurement of protective equipment.
A national laboratory and supportive services for the use of highly toxic chemicals as test agents.
Technologies for surface characterization including thermal analysis, adsorption/desorption isotherms and spectroscopy.
Optimized flow systems (developed in-house) for dynamic adsorption of hazardous and highly-toxic vapors and gases on porous adsorbent beds.
A controlled-atmosphere corn-oil aerosol exposure chamber, including a multi-light scattering detector setup, for the simultaneous evaluation of the protection efficiency of up to four subjects.
We welcome you to contact us for any question or offer for collaborations.
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