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COVID-19: Kurin Systems Introduce First Air Purification Mask Called Kurin Atom

Wearing a mask-like N95 does not allow the exhaled air to escape fully and may cause breathing issues, say the inventors of an air purification mask

COVID-19: Kurin Systems Introduce First Air Purification Mask Called Kurin Atom
Highlights
  • Wearing a mask is crucial for the fight against COVID-19: Experts
  • The mask lets air pass through 4 layers of filtration: Kurin systems
  • The mask is being provided to hospitals to help those with breathing issues

New Delhi: Wearing a mask for an entire day in these COVID times is not easy as one eventually does have a problem in breathing properly, but this issue has now been looked at by the makers of the Kurin City Cleaner, the Air Purification Smog Tower as they have introduced the first air purification mask in the world, known as Kurin Atom Ver 2.0.4. Talking about this mask, Pavneet Puri, the co-founder at Kurin systems told ANI, “Basically, when you wear a usual mask-like N95, what happens is every time you exhale the air, it does not entirely escape the very second, all of these N95 masks are so tight, no particle can pass, to avoid the breathing issues, what we have done is that there is a motor with a fan right in front of the mouth, then the filter is there.”

Also Read: Single Person Driving A Car Or Doing Exercise Does Not Have To Wear Face Mask: Health Ministry

Following this, LG had also announced their own portable air purifier that people can wear on their face like a mask, the Verge had reported.

LG’s mask known as “PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier” will be using a pair of replaceable filters similar to what users are used to finding in LG’s range of air purifiers for the home and it will be paired with battery-powered fans to help the customers breathe.

When asked whether the company got the approval from ICMR regarding Kurin Atom Ver 2.0.4, Mr. Puri said,

We do not require ICMR approval, we require BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) approval, as it is an electronic device, it is more of a portable air purifier, it necessarily does not qualify as a mask. We have been selling the mask since February this year.

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Mr. Puri, also said that the first Kurin Atom was released in 2017, but at that time, it was just a portable air purifier and the kids did not want to wear the mask initially because of its design.

Basically we released the first Kurin Atom in 2017. What that mask did was that it was portable air purifier, whenever you wanted, with a hole you could connect the mask and the air would go directly to your mouth. The kids initially did not want to wear it as it looked a bit funny so we had to change the design, Mr. Puri told ANI.

Explaining further about the first Kurin Atom, Mr. Puri said that the first Kurin Atom had an exhaust valve which you could connect to a mask via a hose, so the purified air from the device was released directly into the mask.

However this time we worked on the exhaust and ventilation of the exhaled carbon dioxide as well. The exhaled air is also filtered so as to not let any aerosols be exhausted, which is the biggest concern at the moment, he concluded.

Also Read: Indian Scientists Find N95 Masks To Be Most Effective At Stopping COVID-19 Spread

The Kurin Atom comes fitted with the State-of-the-Art miniature motor and fan that helps in the intake of clean air. In the first step of the process, the air is sucked in through the front of the mask making it pass through the four layers of filteration (Consolidated Filter).

The layers include; pre-filter for visible and bigger particles i.e PM 10 and above, dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, etc; Bacterial Filter for protection against viruses and bacteria (nano grade filtration); HEPA H14 Filter, the highest grade of HEPA usually used to create clean rooms in hospitals and other medical facilities, responsible for capturing 99.99 percent of all pollutants even PM 2.5, gives protection up to 0.3 mm.

The mask is also being widely provided to hospitals for helping patients exhibiting mild breathing difficulties and is helping in recovery from lung disorders.

Also Read: Should You Wear Mask While Exercising In The Wake Of Coronavirus Pandemic? Experts Explain

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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World

24,06,78,961Cases
20,23,40,977Active
3,34,39,331Recovered
48,98,653Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,06,78,961 and 48,98,653 have died; 20,23,40,977 are active cases and 3,34,39,331 have recovered as on October 18, 2021 at 4:17 am.

India

3,40,81,315 13,596Cases
1,89,6946,152Active
3,34,39,331 19,582Recovered
4,52,290 166Deaths
In India, there are 3,40,81,315 confirmed cases including 4,52,290 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,89,694 and 3,34,39,331 have recovered as on October 18, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,91,697 1,715

32,230 994

64,19,678 2,680

1,39,789 29

Kerala

48,54,321 7,555

88,186 3,292

47,39,270 10,773

26,865 74

Karnataka

29,83,459 326

9,479 58

29,36,039 380

37,941 4

Tamil Nadu

26,87,092 1,218

14,814 208

26,36,379 1,411

35,899 15

Andhra Pradesh

20,60,472 432

6,034 159

20,40,131 586

14,307 5

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,028 9

119 10

16,87,011 19

22,898

West Bengal

15,80,530 624

7,421 24

15,54,132 634

18,977 14

Delhi

14,39,390 32

320 6

14,13,981 38

25,089

Odisha

10,35,077 443

4,542 68

10,22,250 508

8,285 3

Chhattisgarh

10,05,654 16

183 2

9,91,901 14

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,390 2

42 2

9,45,394 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,290 10

207 6

8,15,997 16

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,684 5

84 12

7,82,077 17

10,523

Haryana

7,71,076 15

123 9

7,60,904 6

10,049

Bihar

7,26,026 5

48 4

7,16,317 1

9,661

Telangana

6,68,955 122

3,924 55

6,61,093 176

3,938 1

Assam

6,06,468 205

3,436 46

5,97,082 245

5,950 6

Punjab

6,02,035 27

227 8

5,85,264 16

16,544 3

Jharkhand

3,48,430 7

122 1

3,43,173 8

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,756 9

178 1

3,36,181 8

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,062 95

843 12

3,25,793 107

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,437 131

1,303 5

2,16,414 125

3,720 1

Goa

1,77,522 60

604 6

1,73,572 62

3,346 4

Puducherry

1,27,396 52

585 13

1,24,961 64

1,850 1

Manipur

1,22,737 104

1,422 0

1,19,418 102

1,897 2

Mizoram

1,12,848 249

11,633 1,143

1,00,829 1,389

386 3

Tripura

84,321 16

104 4

83,401 12

816

Meghalaya

82,953 55

845 32

80,673 86

1,435 1

Chandigarh

65,302 3

25 3

64,457 6

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,987 7

140 30

54,567 37

280

Sikkim

31,749 4

174 8

31,184 12

391

Nagaland

31,611 40

248 12

30,689 28

674

Ladakh

20,878 2

36 10

20,634 12

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676 1

4 1

10,668

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,641

9 0

7,503

129

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