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Cleaning site in Madison aims to decontaminate PPE for re-use


Posted by Tom Durian on May 5, 2020

Columbus, Ohio (May 5, 2020)—While Personal Protective Equipment is still hard to come by, a decontamination site in Madison promises to clean as many as 80,000 N95 masks a day and get them back into circulation.

The Critical Care Decontamination System designed by the Battelle Company has been set up in a warehouse in Madison. It was designed during the Ebola crisis in 2015 and then ramped up in size during the COVID-19 crisis.

The system uses Hydrogen-Peroxide to clean the masks. Inside large shipping containers turned into air tight chambers; the masks are decontaminated.

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