Davis co-authors paper on decontamination of SARS-CoV-2 contaminated respirators

Jason Davis, research professor in the Office of Research and Creative Activity, co-authored the paper, “Scalable, effective, and rapid decontamination of SARS-CoV-2 contaminated N95 respirators using germicidal ultraviolet C (UVC) irradiation device.” The paper was published in Nature-Scientific Reports.


This study describes a rapid and effective UVC irradiation system that would facilitate the safe re-use of N95 respirators and provides supporting information for deploying UVC for decontamination of SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 pandemic.