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

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
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COVID-19: Kurin Systems Introduce First Air Purification Mask Called Kurin AtomAir purification mask has filters that don't allow any aerosols get exhausted in the air, says Pavneet Puri, the co-founder at Kurin systems (Representational)
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.”

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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.

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World

19,78,31,904Cases
6,39,24,968Active
12,96,89,916Recovered
42,17,020Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 19,78,31,904 and 42,17,020 have died; 6,39,24,968 are active cases and 12,96,89,916 have recovered as on August 1, 2021 at 3:55 am.

India

3,16,55,824 41,831Cases
4,10,952 2,032Active
3,08,20,521 39,258Recovered
4,24,351 541Deaths
In India, there are 3,16,55,824 confirmed cases including 4,24,351 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,10,952 and 3,08,20,521 have recovered as on August 1, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

63,03,715 6,959

80,138 733

60,90,786 7,467

1,32,791 225

Kerala

33,90,761 20,624

1,65,011 3,679

32,08,969 16,865

16,781 80

Karnataka

29,05,124 1,987

23,820 318

28,44,742 1,632

36,562 37

Tamil Nadu

25,59,597 1,986

20,716 218

25,04,805 2,178

34,076 26

Andhra Pradesh

19,66,175 2,058

21,180 18

19,31,618 2,053

13,377 23

Uttar Pradesh

17,08,441 31

712 17

16,84,973 48

22,756

West Bengal

15,28,019 769

11,113 58

14,98,770 819

18,136 8

Delhi

14,36,265 58

581 1

14,10,631 56

25,053 1

Chhattisgarh

10,02,008 102

1,863 102

9,86,621 203

13,524 1

Odisha

9,77,268 1,578

14,538 389

9,56,828 1,899

5,902 68

Rajasthan

9,53,667 17

248 6

9,44,465 22

8,954 1

Gujarat

8,24,877 27

252 8

8,14,549 35

10,076

Madhya Pradesh

7,91,828 22

122 1

7,81,193 21

10,513

Haryana

7,69,913 29

712 0

7,59,566 27

9,635 2

Bihar

7,24,835 44

457 1

7,14,735 45

9,643

Telangana

6,44,951 621

9,069 72

6,32,080 691

3,802 2

Punjab

5,99,104 51

534 10

5,82,277 60

16,293 1

Assam

5,66,198 989

13,322 510

5,47,616 1,480

5,260 19

Jharkhand

3,47,173 36

252 8

3,41,793 44

5,128

Uttarakhand

3,42,139 116

632 13

3,34,145 129

7,362

Jammu And Kashmir

3,21,462 118

1,176 5

3,15,908 113

4,378

Himachal Pradesh

2,06,027 153

1,217 80

2,01,289 72

3,521 1

Goa

1,71,146 94

1,058 35

1,66,941 128

3,147 1

Puducherry

1,20,915 100

962 17

1,18,158 115

1,795 2

Manipur

98,499 801

10,540 195

86,403 981

1,556 15

Tripura

78,583 222

3,482 2

74,346 224

755

Meghalaya

65,000 686

5,966 175

57,949 499

1,085 12

Chandigarh

61,953 1

31 5

61,111 5

811 1

Arunachal Pradesh

48,122 266

3,954 188

43,939 451

229 3

Mizoram

38,925 861

12,388 213

26,387 643

150 5

Nagaland

27,872 159

1,329 55

25,977 99

566 5

Sikkim

26,548 237

3,400 98

22,804 137

344 2

Ladakh

20,338 10

56 6

20,075 4

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,650 6

29 1

10,617 7

4

Lakshadweep

10,189 11

84 7

10,055 4

50

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,537 2

8 0

7,400 2

129

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