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This project is been developed by
[Paloma Gonzalez](http://palomagr.mit.edu/index.html) and
[José Tomás Domínguez](https://www.arauco.cl) in a collaboration of
Arauco and [UTFSM Fablab](https://www.fablabs.io/labs/fablabutfsm) and [MIT CBA](http://cba.mit.edu/).
[José Tomás Domínguez](https://github.com/josetomas) in a collaboration of
[Arauco ](https://www.arauco.cl)and [UTFSM Fablab](https://www.fablabs.io/labs/fablabutfsm) and [MIT CBA](http://cba.mit.edu/).
COVID-19 has generated a global demand for face masks that our supply chains haven't been able to satisfy. Therefore, there is a huge need to create new materials and manufacturing methods to fabricate face masks and filters. We are working on a wood pulp filter that protects from Covid - 19, and could potentially be produced anywhere where there is a wood pulp factory. Wood pulp factories are present in most regions of the world.
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It is crucial to be able to mass produce the masks.
The advantage of Wasp design is that the filters are held on the inside side of the mask.
We think that this detail would help decrease the contamination of the filters when changing them.
There are also fabric masks in which these filters could work [like this one, the HKMask](url).
There are also fabric masks in which these filters could work [like this one, the HKMask](https://diymask.site/).
Key Steps:
SEM Measurements, measure the porosity of the wood pulp sheets; it must be >0.1um
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